The holidays have come to the Capitol, and we’re bringing you the best decorations the Hill has to offer — with a bit of subjectivity thrown in on this less-than-scientific topic.
Rep. Michelle Fischbach’s office featured this cozy display, complete with stockings for her staff.
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Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon showed her support for Philadelphia sports and cuisine with a display featuring an inflatable Gritty mascot and gifts wrapped with Wawa hoagie paper.
The holiday spirit is alive and well on the 2nd floor of Longworth 🎄— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) December 10, 2021
Thanks for stopping by, @SpeakerPelosi! pic.twitter.com/J5nVneMBQH
Rep. Deborah Ross of North Carolina featured a tree decorated with ornaments and a model train celebrating a new Amtrak route from Raleigh to Virginia. The new route was made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law enacted this year tied to President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.
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The Washington Examiner asked Hill staffers to send pictures of their holiday decorations. Florida Republican Rep. Kat Cammack’s office sent these pictures of an impressively symmetrical display.
This year’s annual gingerbread replica of the Capitol is about 5 feet long and 3 feet tall, per Roll Call, and is so intricate that it features a wooden support frame and fairy lights.
Ladies & gentlemen, the 2021 gingerbread U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/ajta709YCo— Curtis Kalin (@CurtisKalin) December 9, 2021