COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center remains closed. We are not taking tour reservations at this time. Please check out our video tours and other online resources.

 

Online Gift Shop Now Open

Check out our new Online Gift Shop, https://shop.visitthecapitol.gov. All products are Made-in-the-USA, and many are created exclusively for our store. We look forward to welcoming you to the CVC Online Gift Shop.

Breaking Barriers between Nations

Breaking Barriers between Nations

The Congress shall have Power To…regulate Commerce with foreign Nations

Article I, Section 8, Constitution of the United States

Congress plays an essential role in international relations. The Senate has the power to ratify treaties, and members of Congress were instrumental in establishing trade agreements and in providing aid to our allies and developing nations through the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.