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Presidents Room


The President's Room is one of the most ornate rooms in the Capitol. The room was completed in 1859 as part of the Capitol's vast extension, which added new Senate and House wings and the new cast-iron dome. Presidents used the room to sign legislation into law at the close of each session of Congress. This practice ended in 1933 with the passage of the 20th Amendment, which established different ending dates for presidential and congressional terms of office.






The U.S. Senate