Welcoming Reception for the 114th Congress

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Welcoming Reception for the 114th Congress

Since 1995, the U. S. Capitol Historical Society biannually has recognized the incoming Congress and, in particular, those Members who are taking their seats for the first time.

This year’s tribute to the 114th Congress takes place on March 18, 2013, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.  The House and Senate Leadership and the Presidents of the Freshman Class are honorary co-hosts of the evening.

In addition to Members of Congress and Capitol Officers, admission is by invitation only to select Society membership levels.

The Hon. Ronald Sarasin, USCHS president, commented: “This year’s class is the most diverse to date, containing a record number of women, Hispanics and Asian Americans. It is indeed an honor to recognize the accomplishments of the new Members and the talents and wisdom of those who are continuing their service.”

The evenings program will feature remarks by members of the House and Senate Leadership, offer advice to the new members.


The United States Capitol Historical Society, founded in 1962 and chartered by Congress in 1978, is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization charged with educating the public on the rich heritage of the Capitol building and the United States Congress.  The Society receives no federal funding, but relies on memberships, grants and the sale of merchandise to supports its work. USCHS’s programs have educated millions of Americans and visitors to our nation’s Capitol.