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 Technological Barriers

Breaking Technological Barriers

The Congress shall have Power To...promote...useful Arts

Article I, Section 8, Constitution of the United States

Congress has supported new inventions and American innovation from the country’s beginnings. Congressional support encouraged the creation of new technologies and ideas, such as the telegraph. Congress has also provided a showcase for technology on the world stage and provided Americans with access to the technologies that drive the economy.