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Members-elect gather for the 115th Congress freshman class photo. The photo is traditionally taken before the start of each Congress on the stairs of the East Front of the Capitol. (Photo by Fred Schilling)

Newly-Elected Members on Capitol Hill

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3, 2017.

The 80-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce was selected among 'plenty of good candidates for the Capitol Christmas Tree,' said Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers. The U.S. Forest Service has upheld tradition of selecting the Capitol Christmas Tree since 1970.

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for December 6.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Time (EST) Session
9:00 am Hearing: "Oversight Review of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship LCS Program" Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
9:00 am Hearing: "DATA Act Implementation Check-in." Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations
9:30 am Hearing: Hearing entitled “The Impact of Regulations on Short-Term Financing” Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
Time Session
3:24 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
3:23 P.M. - The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report accompanying S. 2943.
2:58 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded to Special order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
2:32 P.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
2:32 P.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
622 12-08 S 612 Passed To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse”
621 12-08 S 612 Failed To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse”
620 12-08 H R 2028 Passed Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
619 12-08 H R 4919 Passed To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease and Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism
618 12-08 H RES 949 Passed Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 612) to designate the Federal building


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