Paul Miller

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lobbyists sign open letter asking to reopen Capitol to the public

The Capitol and its environs have been mostly closed to visitors since – well, you know. Tourists, Girl Scout troops, and Lions Club presidents aren’t…

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