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USCHS: 2021 Lunch Bites + More

May 4, 2021

Lunch Bites: The Cox Corridors, Part Two

Located on the ground floor of the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol, the Cox Corridors contain elaborate murals depicting historic scenes along three central themes: Capitol History, the Great Experiment, and Westward Expansion. USCHS Chief Guide Steve Livengood discusses the design and painting of the Great Experiment Hall by the artist Allyn Cox — and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s role in commissioning the works!

April 20, 2021

Lunch Bites: The Filibuster with Dr. Sarah Binder

While few Senate rules have the distinction of being a household name, the Filibuster is one of the most iconic — and hotly debated — facets of American government. From its creation as an historical accident under Vice President Aaron Burr to its rise to Hollywood fame, the rule changed in both public opinion and implementation. On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, we were joined by Dr. Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and David Hawkings, a longtime Capitol Hill correspondent and the founding editor of “The Fulcrum,” for a discussion on the origins and evolutions of Washington’s favorite parliamentary procedure.