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Senate Buildings

Hart Building

The Hart Senate Office Building

First occupied in November 1982, the Hart Building is the largest of the three Senate office buildings. The nine-story structure provides offices for fifty senators, as well as for three committees and several subcommittees. Two-story duplex suites allow a senator's entire office staff to work in connecting rooms.

Dirksen Building

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Originally, plans called for all of the standing committees of the Senate to be located in the new building...Rapid growth caused some modification in the building's original plans. Most but not all of the committees would move to this building...

Russell Senate Office Building

Russell Senate Office Building

Today 36 senators and 5 committees occupy space in the Russell Building, which in 1958 housed 96 senators and 10 committees. The Russell Building also became familiar to moviegoers as the setting for such classic Hollywood films as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Advise and Consent (1962).

All above information courtesy of www.senate.gov

Representative Buildings

Cannon House Office Building

The Cannon House Office Building

Originally there were 397 offices and fourteen committee rooms in the Cannon Building; the 1932 remodeling resulted in 85 two- or three-room suites, 10 single rooms, and 23 committee rooms.

The Longworth House Office Building

The Longworth House Office Building

When the Longworth Building was completed, it contained 251 congressional suites, 5 large committee rooms, 7 small committee rooms, and a large assembly room now used by the Ways and Means Committee.

The Rayburn House Office Building

The Rayburn House Office Building

The design of the building is a modified H plan with four stories above ground, two basements, and three levels of underground garage space. A white marble facade above a pink granite base covers a concrete and steel frame. One hundred sixty-nine Representatives were accommodated in three-room suites, with modern-for-the-time features such as toilets, kitchens, and built-in file cabinets; nine committees were also moved to this building.

All above information courtesy of www.aoc.gov