Throughout the year, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) continued his work to promote private sector job creation and build a smaller, less costly, and more accountable federal government in Washington, DC. From the opening of the 112th Congress to the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree, this set of photos will take you through some of 2011’s many events on Capitol Hill and elsewhere:

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