Lying in State of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

The public is invited to pay their respects to Representative Elijah E. Cummings Thursday, October 24 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please enter through the Capitol Visitor Center.

On Thursday, October 24, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed for normal operations, and all Capitol tours are cancelled.

On Wednesday, October 23, the second floor of the Capitol will be closed to the public. The Capitol Visitor Center will offer modified tours of the Capitol.

If you have a tour reservation and would like to reschedule, please click here or contact the Visitor Services Office at (202)226-8000.

On Friday, October 25, the Capitol Visitor Center will reopen for normal operations and Capitol tours at 8:30 a.m.

Talking Points

Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

Friday, October 6 – 1:30 p.m.
By the end of World War I, more than 120,000 U.S. military veterans became citizens as a direct consequence of their military service, beginning a tradition of service-based naturalization. Library of Congress Liaison Specialist Owen Rogers explores the intersection of immigration and World War I military service. Presented in conjunction with Congress and the World Wars on display in Exhibition Hall. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.