Wasserman Schultz, Debbie

Restoring the Dome: The Capitol Gets a New Crown
Watch the history behind the two-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the global icon

The United States Capitol Dome.
 
It is the most recognizable symbol of American democracy, and a worldwide icon.
 
And for the last two years, it’s been getting a facelift.
 
Built amid the chaos of the Civil War, the original Dome cost $1,047,291. 
 
Even the best-built structure suffers from exposure to the elements, though. 
 
So in 2014, the Architect of the Capitol began a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation to repair cracks, remove lead paint and restore the structure to its original splendor.
 
When the current renovations started, Congress knew the ambitious project needed to be completed before the 2017 presidential inauguration.
 
With the scaffolding already coming down, it looks like Congress, for once, will hit its deadline. 

SHOW US YOUR IMAGES — #MyCapitolDome 

The Cancer Caucus: Three Lawmakers on Their Experiences With Cancer
 

Hoyer Backs Wasserman Schultz
 

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer voiced his support for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz amid calls for her resignation as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Members Celebrate Back-to-Back Softball Victories on House Floor
 

Members celebrated their second-straight victory in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game on the House floor Wednesday.

“Congratulations to the women members of Congress who beat the press in a shutout game, defending our title,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said.

The 7th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game | The Highlight
 

Congress squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Bad News Babes in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game on June 24, evening the all time series 3-3 and capturing their second-straight victory.

Roll Call wraps up the game's highlights in two minutes.

Hoyer Touts 'Whip Watch' App
 

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., announced Thursday his office has launched "Whip Watch," a new app that details floor updates and provides insider information on the latest developments.

“Today, I’m proud to announce a new app called ‘Whip Watch’ that will be a great resource for our Members and staff, while also making the House of Representatives more open and accessible to the public,” Hoyer said in a  release announcing the app.