Beltway Happenings   Arrival   |  Decoration
December 8, 2005--With help from  Steven Castillo, a student at Pecos Elementary School in Pecos, New Mexico, House Speaker Dennis Hastert lit the Capitol Christmas Tree.  As part of energy conservation efforts, about 15 percent of the lights are energy efficient LED bulbs [press release].
Capitol Christmas Tree
Architect of the Capitol
Copyright © 2005  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action