Wednesday, January 17

Tours of the Capitol will be modified on Wednesday, January 17, due to a special event taking place in the Rotunda. Access to the Capitol Visitors Center will not be affected.

Common Defense

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, front page, December 7, 1941

The Congress shall have Power To ... provide for the common Defense

Congress appropriates funds for national defense and has the power to declare war. By approving international agreements and the appointment of ambassadors, Congress also supports efforts to resolve conflict through diplomacy. Congressional contributions to matters of war and peace throughout the nation's history are registered in these documents.