Moments of snowy joy in half-shutdown Washington

Families and friends flock to a slope by the US Capitol building as the first major snowfall of the year descends on Washington, DC with the US capital still hit by a long and bitter government shutdown.

US citizens pay their repects to president Bush at Congress

George H.W. Bush’s body lies in state at the US Capitol, where visitors come to pay their respects to “a great human being” that brought “civility and goodwill” as a statesman. The late president’s service dog, Sully, is brought to the Rotunda as a tribute.

Public and military pay respects to Bush at US Capitol

Members of the public, military and veterans pay their respects, filing past the flag-draped coffin of George H.W. Bush, the 41st US president whose body is lying in state at the US Capitol. IMAGES

Trump pays respects to late president Bush at US Capitol

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania pay their respects to late president George H.W. Bush, whose remains lay in state in the US Capitol.

America mourns former president George H.W. Bush at US Capitol

The body of George H.W. Bush was placed in the US Capitol to lie in state as the Bush family is joined by members of Congress, former cabinet members and other politicians to commemorate the 41st president’s lifetime of service to his country.

George H.W. Bush eulogized at US Capitol

(3 Dec 2018) The Unites States begins its formal farewell to the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, with a service at the U.S. Capitol after the casket carrying his remains arrived Monday afternoon. (Dec. 3)

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Former President George H.W. Bush’s casket arrives at US Capitol

Pallbearers carry the casket of George H.W. Bush into the US Capitol building, as the former US president’s family look on. Bush died at age 94 at his home in Houston, and his remains will lie in state in the US Capitol rotunda. IMAGES

Newly-elected US House members pose for photo

The newly elected members of the House of Representatives pose for photos in front of the US Capitol building.

116th Congress member-elects take class photo

(14 Nov 2018) Incoming House members of the 116th Congress came together outside the US Capitol for their class photo. The freshman class includes a record number of women who drove the most powerful Democratic sweep of the House since 1974. (Nov. 14)

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Senators Grassley, Schumer speaking ahead of Kavanaugh vote

The US Senate is poised to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice, as protesters vent their rage on the steps of the US Capitol. IMAGES of Senate floor ahead of vote