November in Photos

As the holiday season gets into full swing, November always brings with it a reminder of some wonderful traditions.  From Thanksgiving food prep, to the arrival of the national Christmas Tree – here are some of the memorable moments of last month, as caught on camera. 

1.  Kids at the Capitol

Middle schoolers from Hamilton, Ohio, visit the U.S. Capitol to learn more about our Constitutional republic

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2.  Affordable Child Care 

Speaker Boehner signs bipartisan legislation to improve and reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant Act.

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3.  The Birthday Boy

Speaker Boehner celebrates his 65th birthday, complete with a gavel cake.

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Nov 11, 2014 at 1:40pm PST

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4. The Gershwin Prize Recipient

Speaker Boehner and Gershwin Prize recipient Billy Joel swap stories.

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Nov 11, 2014 at 2:11pm PST

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5.  From Playwright to President

Speaker Boehner and other leaders of the House dedicate a bust of the former Czech President Václav Havel


6.  ZZ Top 

Speaker Boehner and Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top visit with each other before Mr. Gibbons plays at the ceremony honoring  Václav Havel.

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Nov 11, 2014 at 7:12am PST


7.  New Portraits

Speaker Boehner accepts the portrait of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa into the House collection.  The Speaker also accepted a portrait of Rep. Doc Hastings, Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee since 2011.


8.  The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives after its 2,000 mile journey from Minnesota.  It will be lit during a ceremony on December 2nd. 

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BONUS Veterans Day Slideshow: 

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