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Events: Openings of Congress

Every two years, the House marks the start of a new Congress. Photographs and artifacts illustrate this ceremonial new beginning.

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70th Congress Opens 70th Congress Opens
All Ayes Upon Him All Ayes Upon Him
First G.O.P. Congress in 18 Years Convenes First G.O.P. Congress in 18 Years Convenes
Getting Ready for the Opening of the 76th Congress Getting Ready for the Opening of the 76th Congress
Glimpses of the Opening Days of Congress Glimpses of the Opening Days of Congress
Opening of the 72nd Congress Opening of the 72nd Congress
Prayer Starts Congress Under "Flying Coffin" Prayer Starts Congress Under "Flying Coffin"
Preparing the House Chamber for Opening of the 76th Congress Preparing the House Chamber for Opening of the 76th Congress
Rayburn Ready to Open Congress Rayburn Ready to Open Congress