A 1999 renovation led the House to change the chamber carpeting for the first time in nearly 25 years. This is a cutting from that blue, patterned carpet which provided a “brighter backdrop for television,” until it was replaced in 2014.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “House Chamber Carpet Section,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2014/2014-070-000/
(August 18, 2022)
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