Around the Capitol

The House Page Program

For nearly 200 years, young people called "Pages" worked at the House of Representatives. In the earliest days, they assisted Members of the House with their legislative duties by carrying documents, messages, and letters between congressional offices. Over time their responsibilities grew to include answering phones in the Member cloakrooms and preparing the House Floor for sessions.

Modern Pages lived at the Page Residence Hall, a few blocks from the Capitol, and attended high school classes at the House Page School in the attic of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. View the "A Day in the Life of a Page" slideshow to see the schedule for what was a typical day as a House Page.

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