Walking the Real Halls of Congress in Washington, DC
Of course, see the House and Senate chambers in the Capitol building. But to walk the true halls of Congress, you must visit the six adjacent office buildings—a handful each on the House (Independence Ave.) and Senate (Constitution Ave.) sides of the Capitol complex. Some are grand. Others are modern. But all house the offices of Congressional members and their hardworking staffs. Inside these walls is where the true work of Congress is done. Ideas are born, laws are written, and constituents are helped. The buildings are open to the public. You can walk in unannounced, find your hometown representation, and sign a guestbook to prove you were there. This is government in action. The votes on the floor are merely the after party.
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