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01.17.17

Chairman Blunt Announces Inaugural Luncheon Menu and Details

Washington, D.C. - Chairman Roy Blunt, on behalf of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, today announced the menu and details for the 2017 Inaugural Luncheon, which will follow the swearing-in ceremonies of Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence. The luncheon, hosted by the members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, has been a tradition for more than a century. Approximately 200 guests including the President, Vice President, members of their famil… Continue Reading


01.05.17

JCCIC Chairman Blunt Unveils Tickets for 58th Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, unveiled the tickets for the 58th Inaugural Ceremonies. Blunt also unveiled the official map and guidelines. "Attending the Inaugural Ceremony will be a truly unique and exciting experience for hundreds of thousands of Americans," Blunt said. "I'm glad the attendees will soon be receiving their tickets, and I appreciate the work that's been done to keep the tickets secure and … Continue Reading


12.16.16

Chairman Blunt Selects Painting for Inaugural Luncheon

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, earlier today announced the painting that will be on display during the Inaugural Luncheon. He has selected George Caleb Bingham's "Verdict of the People," an oil painting from the American art gallery at the Saint Louis Museum of Art. After the newly-elected President has taken the oath of office and delivered the inaugural address, Chairman Blunt and the JCCIC host a traditional … Continue Reading


10.07.16

Chairman Blunt Announces Missouri State University Chorale will Perform at the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Springfield, Mo. - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, announced today at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts that the Missouri State University Chorale will perform during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017. "I'm very proud to announce that MSU's Chorale will represent the university and the state of Missouri on the national stage at the 58th Presidential Inauguration," said Blunt. "I h… Continue Reading


09.21.16

Construction Begins on 2017 Presidential Inaugural Platform with Ceremonial Driving of the First Nail

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) and the Architect of the Capitol held the First Nail Ceremony for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The event marks the traditional launch of construction on the inaugural platform, where the next President of the United States will take the oath of office on Friday, January 20, 2017. During the ceremony, JCCIC Chairman Roy Blunt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Rules Committee Ranking … Continue Reading

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