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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The Architect of the Capitol and members of Idaho’s congressional delegation delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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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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    National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary

    Former National Park Service director Robert Stanton delivered remarks at a event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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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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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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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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    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 Hill Preservation

    Stephen Ayers talked about his role in the maintenance and preservation of some of Washington, D.C.'s most significant buildings, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the…

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    Capitol Grounds in Spring

    Stephen Ayers, acting architect of the Capitol, spoke about the U.S. Capitol grounds, little-known places of interest on the grounds, and maintenance of the grounds in springtime.

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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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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2013 tree, an 88-foot Engelmann Spruce, came from Colville National Forest in Washington state.

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies.

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    House Speaker John Boehner members of the California congressional delegation, and other spoke about the Capitol Christmas tree. Speaker Boehner and Johnny Crawford, a 7-year old home…

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, members of the Wyoming congressional delegation Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Representative Cynthis Lummis, and others spoke about the Capitol…

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    Capitol Visitor Center Oversight

    Capitol Visitor Center employees testified in an oversight hearing. They focused on operations since the official opening and dedication of the new center and addressed a number of issues…

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    Pre-Inaugural Events

    Telephone lines were opened for viewer comments about inauguration day activities and preparations. Studio and remote guests also commented on the significance of the inaugural ceremonies, traditions…

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    Preparations for the Presidential Inauguration

    Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, talked to the press in the Russell Senate Office Building about the upcoming presidential inauguration. The…

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    Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony

    Officials spoke at opening ceremonies were in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Emancipation Hall. The center was designed to provide both enhanced security and greater educational…

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    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

    A preview of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center was held for the media prior to the December 2, 2008, opening, which marks the 145th anniversary of the raising of the statue on top of the…

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    Capitol Visitors Center Update

    In an oversight hearing the witnesses testified about the progress of the construction of the new U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

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