COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center is closed for tours. All tours are cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Capitol Visitor Center at a future date.

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.