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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
8:47 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 8, 2016.
8:47 P.M. - On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:47 P.M. - Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:12 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:11 P.M. - The House received a communication from Bill Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Chairman. Pursuant to section 3307 of Title 40, United States Code, Mr. Shuster notified the House that on December 7, 2016, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider six resolutions included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. Copies of the resolutions adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on December 7, 2016 are enclosed. Referred to Appropriations.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
616 12-07 H R 5790 Passed Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
615 12-07 S 2971 Passed National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act
614 12-07 H R 6076 Passed To require the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a program for the medical monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of astronauts, and for other purposes
613 12-07 H R 5143 Passed To provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes
612 12-07 S 3028 Passed Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act

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