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Capitol Campus Archive

Final Photo Op For Scaffold-Free Dome

The last chance for “scaffold-free” photos and video of the Capitol is approaching, the Architect of the Capitol reports.

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Gainer, 'Ultimate Jack-of-All-Trades,' Looks Ahead to Private Sector

Terrance W. Gainer spent most of March 4 with the Dalai Lama, guiding the spiritual leader around the Capitol in his capacity as the Senate sergeant-at-arms.

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Dine Acknowledges Partial Lockdown Spurred by Navy Yard Created Confusion

In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, the Capitol’s top law enforcement officials went in different directions on security — resulting in an uneven response to a potential campus threat that Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine hopes is never repeated.

Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine Grilled on Miriam Carey Shooting

Pressed to delve into lessons learned from the Oct. 3 shooting of Miriam Carey, Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine stood by the department’s use of force Monday.

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Passport Day on the Hill to Provide Lessons on Travel Security

Spring break brings a prime opportunity for members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers to travel abroad.

Irving, Gainer Explore Solving Bottlenecks at Capitol Access Points

Around 10 on a recent mid-workweek morning, the line of people waiting to enter the Rayburn House Office Building stretched across the stately cement plaza.

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Members of Congress Sign Boston Marathon Memorial Quilt

Although Kari Wagner left her native Meade County, Ky., long ago, the Florida mom still has a strong ally in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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House Staff Members Are Signing Up for Obamacare, Figures Show

Transition to health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act caused major headaches for many members of Congress and their staffs last year, particularly as the issue became a major political football on Capitol Hill. But new enrollment figures from the House Chief Administrative Officer show a mostly successful effort in getting people covered.

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Women of Congress Promote STEM Education, Careers

“All I could visualize, to be perfectly honest, was being a teacher, a social worker and a secretary,” said Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif.

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House Appropriators Support Boosting GAO, LOC Budgets

After years of deep cuts, the agencies responsible for federal audits, investigations and public policy research might see some funds restored in fiscal 2015.

Back and Forth Among Eisenhower Memorial Designers, Regulators

The most recent assessment of the troubled Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, a project nearly 15 years in the making, points to positive progress on the design — with plenty of room for improvement.

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Secret Service, City Talking in Wake of Motorcade Traffic Fiasco

This week’s dignitary-motorcade-caused traffic conflagration in Washington continues to reverberate, with the Secret Service responding quickly to complaints from District Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., affirming that “D.C. is not a fiefdom.”

Congress Likely the Next Stop for D.C. Pot Decriminalization Bill

The D.C. Council gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation’s capital a civil offense, with penalties similar to a parking ticket.

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Legislative Branch Agencies Request Relief From Budget Cuts

In recent years, lawmakers in both chambers have used the budget for congressional offices and support agencies as an opportunity to prove Congress can lead by example in the quest to cut government spending.

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Capitol Dome Construction: Gravel Deliveries Begin Monday

Be alert for big vehicles when traversing the Senate side of the Capitol grounds on Monday.

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After 8 Years, Capitol Police Implement Radio Upgrade

With their Reagan-era radios now retired, the Capitol Police have begun communicating over a modernized, encrypted digital radio system.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Figures Prominently in 2014 Black History Month

This February marks the first time the Capitol has celebrated Black History Month with two statues of prominent African-Americans standing in its collection.

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D.C. Tourism Fair on Hill Offers Food, Freebies, Visitor Info

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. passed out lunchtime sliders to hungry staffers Wednesday, one of the 120 hospitality industry businesses networking with Hill employees in the Cannon Caucus Room during a trade-show event aimed at boosting the District’s fine eats, nightlife, shopping and entertainment.

AOC Clears Grounds of an Eerily Quiet Campus

Capitol Hill was closed to visitors on Thursday, but the District’s snow emergency didn’t keep congressional employees home from work.

Suspicious Vehicle Disrupts Traffic, Planned Vigil

Capitol Police investigated a suspicious vehicle on New Jersey Avenue Northwest around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Senate sergeant-at-arms.

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