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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.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Watch Most Recent House Floor Activity

Time (EST) Session
9:00 am Hearing: A SafeTrack?: Oversight of WMATA's Safety and Maintenance Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations
Time Session
1:10 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 5, 2016.
1:10 P.M. - On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:10 P.M. - Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:10 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
11:57 A.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
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Most Recent Votes

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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
600 12-02 S 2943 Passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
599 12-01 H R 6392 Passed Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act
598 12-01 H R 6392 Failed Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act
597 12-01 H RES 937 Passed Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, and for other purposes
596 12-01 H RES 937 Passed Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, and for other purposes


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Speaker of the House: Rep. Paul D. Ryan

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Rep. James Clyburn

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Rep. Xavier Becerra

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