the Capitol


: the building in which the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.

Examples of the Capitol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was after Nichols, wearing body armor and other tactical gear, had spent hours at the Capitol in the thick of the mayhem. Jackie Calmes, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 About 30 activists recouped across the Capitol under the shade of trees at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2024 Seattle police said the 37-year-old victim was attacked at the Capitol Hill light rail station on Saturday. Taylor Ardrey, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 The dueling announcements underscore the combative relationship GOP lawmakers and the Democratic governor continue to share under the Capitol dome in the fifth year of this era of divided government. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2024 Will a man who served jail time for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, return there as a U.S. representative? Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 13 May 2024 This makes Graham one of the few private citizens to hold three of the highest honors from Congress: a Congressional Gold Medal, to have laid in honor at the Capitol and to have a statue commissioned for the Statuary Hall collection. Danielle Battaglia, Charlotte Observer, 12 May 2024 Expand All Voters in Canyon County this GOP primary will soon decide whether to support Republican legislators’ reelection campaigns to return to the Capitol. Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman, 10 May 2024 Polis’ vision has not been entirely embraced by the historic number of Democratic lawmakers working in the House and Senate, both a floor above the governor’s office in the Capitol. Nick Coltrain, The Denver Post, 10 May 2024

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“The Capitol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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