House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (clockwise from top), Rep. John Lewis and the Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House, congregate near a sandstone marker unveiled Tuesday in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall commemorating the role of slave labor in the construction of the Capitol. The marker, quarried from Aquia Creek in Virginia, was once part of the East Front Portico, which was completed in 1826.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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