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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)

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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.

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4:40 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016.
4:39 P.M. - On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39 P.M. - Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:37 P.M. - The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a social security totalization agreement with Brazil - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-186).
3:24 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
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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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