Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill

  1. The hill in Washington, DC, on which is located the Capitol, where Congress holds its sessions.
  2. (informal) Congress
    • 1975, Ralph de Toledano, Hit & Run: The Rise--And Fall?--Of Ralph Nader, page 120
      Let me put it this way: The girl in question was no novice to Washington nor to the ways of Capitol Hill.
    • 2000, Jeffrey M. Berry, The New Liberalism: The Rising Power of Citizen Groups, page 102
      At the same time, the failure of conservatives to invest in Capitol Hill lobbying that could be coordinated with their grass-roots efforts represents a strategic misallocation of resources.
    • 2005, Yanek Mieczkowski, Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s, page 62
      The Ninety-fourth Congress would be emphatically Democratic, and Ford's base of support on Capitol Hill would be narrower and weaker.
    • 2007, Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, page 233
      I cannot count how many letters I received from Capitol Hill in the 1990s outlining one scheme or another to spend more or tax less
    • 2007, John W. Dean, Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, page 30
      A political reality of Capitol Hill is that the party in control has always taken care of its own and, as the minority sees it, gives them "the shaft."

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