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The Ford House Office Building is one of the four office buildings containing U.S. House of Representatives staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself. The Ford Building primarily houses Committee staff and other offices, including the Architect of the Capitol and the Congressional Budget Office. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... The Congressional Budget Office is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government. ...


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Originally constructed in the 1920s to house FBI finger print records, the building was purchased by the Architect of the Capitol and was renamed House Annex-2. In the late 1980s, the Democratis and Republican parties were each permitted to rename a House Annex building and the Republican Party, then in the minority, chose to rename House Annex-2 the Ford Building after former President of the United States and House Minority Leader Gerald Ford. House Annex-1 was renamed the O’Neill Building after former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... Republican Party is a name used by many political parties. ... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America (often abbreviated to POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ...


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United States Capitol Complex: Information from Answers.com (946 words)
With the moving of the Library of Congress into its own building (now the Thomas Jefferson Building) in 1897, and with the construction of new office buildings for the House and Senate in the early 20th century, the Capitol Complex was born.
Known simply as the "House Office Building" and "Senate Office Building" when they opened in 1908 and 1909 the Cannon House Office Building and the Russell Senate Office Building became the first buildings solely for use as offices by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
A third building for the Library of Congress, the James Madison Memorial Building, opened in 1980 and the Senate's third building, the Hart Senate Office Building, was occupied in 1982.
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