Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, September 18, there will be no tours of the U.S. Capitol that day until approximately noon. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open during this time, and guided tours in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available.
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.