The Capitol Visitor Center will close at 1 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. We are also closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
In December 1941, Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor, ending the debate over whether the United States would intervene in WWII. Congress declared war against Japan on December 8. Three days later Japan’s Axis partners, Germany and Italy, announced they were at war with the United States. Congress immediately passed resolutions declaring war with Germany and Italy, and began to enact crucial legislation supporting the war effort.