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- The hill in Washington, DC, on which is located the Capitol, where Congress holds its sessions.
- (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."
the hill in Washington, DC
Congress — see Congress