While Rankin has become known for her votes against U.S. entry in both world wars, she had first come to Congress with a different agenda. She expected to play a vital role in passing a constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. But among the press and public, her votes against war overshadowed her other legislative interests.
Due to a special Joint Meeting of Congress taking place in the Capitol on Wednesday, April 29, the U.S. Capitol will be closed to tours until approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and guided tours of the Capitol Visitor Center will be available while the Capitol is closed.