More than two years ago, work began to completely restore the greatest symbol of democracy in the world—the U.S. Capitol dome. Now, after having thousands of cast-iron cracks fixed, receiving a shiny new coat of paint, and being hidden beneath 52 miles of scaffold pipe, the Dome is almost ready to be freed. 

In the 36-second video above, Speaker Ryan and Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol, take an up-close look at the dome project, which is set to be completed on time and under budget. 

“Today we are reminded of the courage and daily sacrifice of the United States Capitol Police."
Today, at my request, flags above the Capitol fly at half-staff in honor of Nancy Reagan's memory.

It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution— the moment when our country decided: Yes, all of us should be free.

'Tis the season of giving here in our nation's capital, and before this week's Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, Speaker Ryan spent time giving back to the people who deserve it most.
Speaker Boehner appeared on the Golf Channel for an interview with David Feherty, below are five photos Speaker Boehner shared with Feherty for the interview.