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The Fortieth Congress is sitting and closing out its first session in Washington DC

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008
11/21/1867 to 12/01/1867

With Schuyler Colfax of Indiana in the chair, the Fortieth Congress sat for ten days that would close out its first session of forty-two legislative days. With an overwhelming 173 Republican votes in the House of Representatives, the Fortieth Congress had remained presidential veto-proof throughout. (By John Osborne)

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Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html

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