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The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB), named after former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, is located between South Capitol Street and First Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the Main Page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker, presiding from a chair in the front of the chamber. ... ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ...

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The newest of three U.S. House of Representatives office buildings, the Rayburn House Office Building was completed in early 1965 and is home to the offices of 169 Representatives. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


Earlier efforts to provide space for the House of Representatives had included the construction of the Cannon Building and the Longworth Building. In March 1955, House Speaker Sam Rayburn introduced an amendment for a third House office building, although no site had been identified, no architectural study had been done, and no plans prepared. The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ... The Longworth House Office Building The Longworth House Office Building (LHOB) is one of three office buildings used by the United States House of Representatives. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The area west of the Longworth Building on squares 635 and 636 was chosen, with the main entrance on Independence Avenue and garage and pedestrian entrances on South Capitol Street, C Street, and First Street SW. The cornerstone was laid in May 1962, and full occupancy of the 2,375,000 square foot (220,600 m²) building began in February 1965. In Washington, D.C., Independence Avenue is a major east-west street running just south of the United States Capitol in the citys Southwest and Southeast quadrants. ... Cornerstone has several possible meanings and uses: Look up cornerstone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Architecture

The Architect of the Capitol, J. George Stewart, with the approval of the House Office Building Commission, selected the firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson of Philadelphia to design a simplified, classical building in architectural harmony with other Capitol Hill structures. However, while the interior design of the other House Office Buildings retain decor one would expected to see in House Office Buildings (with cherry wood panellings, brass railings and marble floors), Rayburn possesses design style parallel to that of the 1960's, with chrome door handles, clocks, and elevators, loudly-colored walls coated with a shade of Turquoise, and space-age flourescent lighting fixtures. 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... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 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. ...


The Congressional Subway, an underground transportation system, connects the building to the Capitol and pedestrian tunnels join it to all of the Congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill. Image:Congressional Subway. ... Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... 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. ...


For construction of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Congressional bill appropriated $2 million plus "such additional sums as may be necessary." Such additional sums eventually totaled $88 million.


2006 shooting reports

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On May 26, 2006, at 10:30 am local time, there were reports of the sounds of gunfire in the garage of the building. The Capitol complex was sealed off, and police reported that they had smelled gunpowder. All staff in the building were told to stay in their offices after the building was put into Lockdown. Some parts of the lockdown were removed, though other areas remained sealed. The FBI was tasked with investigating the report. May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Smokeless powder Gunpowder, whether black powder or smokeless powder, is a substance that burns very rapidly, releasing gases that act as a propellant in firearms. ... A lockdown is an emergency protocol to prevent people or information escaping, which usually can only be ordered by someone in command. ... 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). ...


Witnesses have said that the sounds may have been from a firing range known to be in the building, while others suggested that it could be a car backfiring [1].


References

  • The Architect of the United States Capitol. The Rayburn House Office Building. Retrieved July 24, 2005.
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