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  • Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers Discusses the US Capitol Dome Restoration Project
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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

    Stephen Ayers, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, held a news conference to announce the completion of the restoration of the Capitol Dome. He discussed some of the work of the three-year…

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  • US Capitol Rotunda Reopens Following Restoration
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    U.S. Capitol Rotunda Opening

    Stephen Ayers welcomed the first tour groups to the Capitol Rotunda following a year of repairs and a six-week closure to remove scaffolding. The work was part of the $60 million Capitol…

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  • US Capitol Dome Restoration News Conference
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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration News Conference

    Officials briefed reporters and responded to questions about the two-year, $60 million restoration project for the U.S. Capitol Dome. They talked about the completion of 52 miles of…

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  • US Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour
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    U.S. Capitol Dome Scaffolding Tour

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers led a tour of the scaffolding on the Capitol Dome and spoke to reporters about the process of restoring the building.

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  • Capitol Dome Restoration Tour
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    Capitol Dome Restoration Tour

    Reporters in Washington were given a tour inside the U.S. Capitol dome which was undergoing a complete restoration. The cast iron outer shell of the dome had more than 1000 cracks caused by aging…

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  • Capitol Architect Briefs on Capitol Dome Restoration
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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers gave reporters an update on the Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The two-year project to repair the outer shell of the dome began November 2013 with…

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  • Lawmakers Announce Deal on Defense Authorization Bill
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    Defense Authorization Bill Agreement

    Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders spoke to reporters about the details on their agreement on the fiscal year 2014 Defense Authorization bill.

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service of the Montford Point Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. They…

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  • Freshman Republican Representatives Meeting with Secretary Geithner
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    Freshman Republican Representatives' Meeting with Secretary Geithner

    Freshman House members spoke to reporters following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on raising the debt ceiling.

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  • House Republican Women on 2011 Budget
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    House Republican Women on 2011 Budget

    House Republican women spoke about the impasse between Republicans and Democrats on a budget to fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2011. They denied that negotiations were stalled…

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  • House Democratic Leaders on 2011 Federal Spending
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    House Democratic Leaders on 2011 Federal Spending

    House Democratic leaders spoke with reporters about the 2011 continuing resolution offered by the Republican majority. Representative Pelosi calling the measure the “So Be It” spending…

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  • Members Book Signing for Gabrielle Giffords
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    Members Book Signing for Gabrielle Giffords

    House members signed the condolence book for Representative Gabrielle Giffords in the Capitol Visitor Center.

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  • Suffragette Statue Unveiling
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    Suffragette Statue Unveiling

    The Architect of the Capitol held a ceremony to formally unveil the statue of three suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony. Songs from the suffrage era and…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico participated in lighting the Capitol Christmas Tree. It was an 80-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce from the Santa Fe National Forest in New…

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  • emConstantino Brumidi Artist of the Capitolem
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    Constantino Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol

    Barbara Wolanin talked about her book, Constantino Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol published by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The book is about the history of the art that Constantino…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting
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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

    Music was provided by the Capital City Children’s Chorus, the Capitol Four, a group of four Republican representatives, and the Congressional Chorus during the lighting ceremony of the…

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  • Capitol Christmas Tree
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    Capitol Christmas Tree

    The Utah congressional delegation sponsored this ceremony and donated a 100 year old tree to honor the centennial of Utah statehood. In his remarks, the Speaker urged people to reach out to…

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  • Richard Russell Statue Dedication
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    Richard Russell Statue Dedication

    The late Senator Richard Russell of Georgia was honored by the unveiling of a statue of him in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building, also named for him. Vice President Gore and…

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