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Winter Is Coming (With Sledding Space for All)

Twin sisters Charlotte and Kendall Adams, 8, sled during a snow storm on the West Front of the Capitol in early March. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Temperatures may have soared to near 60 degrees this week, but it is December, which means the may be snow on the ground at some point. As though on cue, Congress reminded us of the joys of the season Wednesday, when it came to our attention that a sledding provision was tucked into massive, year-end, $1.1 trillion appropriations bill.  

The news that Congress is urging Capitol Police to allow sledding on the Hill gave us an excuse to pull together our favorite snow-filled frames.     

UNITED STATES - MARCH 05: Hill staffer Brandon Ashley holds a sign of protest on the west front lawn of the Capitol during a snow storm, March 5, 2015. The Capitol Police informed people gathering of the ban on sledding in the area but most choose to ignore the warning. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Hill staffer Brandon Ashley holds a sign of protest on the West Front of the Capitol during a snow storm on March 5, 2015. The Capitol Police informed people gathering of the ban on sledding in the area, but most choose to ignore the warning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

UNITED STATES - MARCH 05: Catie Guire and Will Weedon, both 8, of Capitol Hill, sled on the west front lawn of the Capitol during a snow storm, March 5, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Catie Guire and Will Weedon, both 8, of Capitol Hill, sled. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

UNITED STATES - MARCH 05: Erin Johnson, 8, of Capitol Hill, hangs out in a tree on the west front lawn of the Capitol during a snow storm, March 5, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Erin Johnson, 8, of Capitol Hill, hangs out in a tree on the West Front of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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Lucy Raymond, 10, of Capitol Hill, carries a sled on the West Front. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

UNITED STATES - MARCH 05: Kids are interviewed by the media on the west front lawn of the Capitol during a snow storm, March 5, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Kids are interviewed by the media on the West Front during a snow storm in March. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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