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17 Photos from 2017

December 29, 2017

From big public ceremonies to small personal moments, the Office of the Speaker takes approximately 30,000 photos each year. Narrowing those down to just a few of our favorites is no easy task, but in chronological order, these seventeen photos tell the story of 2017 for Speaker Ryan. Read More

A Month that was Merry and Bright

December 27, 2017

In true December fashion, this month was one of the busiest, and most festive, months of the year. While the halls of the Hill were often abuzz with tax reform-related activities, Members of Congress and staff also took the time to celebrate all that comes with the holiday season. Read More

A Big Tree from Big Sky Country

December 08, 2017

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree comes all the way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. Standing at 79-feet tall, with a 5-foot, handmade, copper star atop, the tree that once stood tall in Big Sky Country now lights the night on the West Front of the United States Capitol. Scroll on for photos from this week's lighting ceremony. Read More

Looking Back: November in Photos

December 01, 2017

November was a big month on the tax reform front. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was introduced, and subsequently passed, in the House. But that’s not all. Read More

For Those Who Have Not Returned Home

November 11, 2017

Something pretty special happened at the U.S. Capitol this week. At a ceremonial unveiling of a commemorative POW/MIA chair, leaders from both parties and both chambers of Congress came together to recognize the tremendous sacrifice of our service members and their families. Read More