Thursday, July 4

The Capitol Visitor Center will be open Thursday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The last tour of the day is at 3:20 p.m. Please leave time to go through security.

Breaking Barriers between Nations

Breaking Barriers between Nations

The Congress shall have Power To…regulate Commerce with foreign Nations

Article I, Section 8, Constitution of the United States

Congress plays an essential role in international relations. The Senate has the power to ratify treaties, and members of Congress were instrumental in establishing trade agreements and in providing aid to our allies and developing nations through the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.