The Week Ahead…Rep. John Lewis Lies In State in the U.S. Capitol & Some Rehearsal Photos

The rehearsal for the departure from the U.S. Capitol for the body of Rep. John Lewis. July 27, circa 12:05pm.  Click to enlarge.  The Lying in State begins on Monday.

A few minutes later.

Access to the Capitol Grounds will be restricted during the Lying in State. Visitors will line up on First Street on the East side of the Capitol. The street has been closed to traffic between Independence and Constitution Avenues.

The Congress reconvened this week. On Tuesday, July 21, the convoy of black SUVs near the building were for administration officials here to negotiate a COV-19 relief bill. The flag was at half-staff in honor of Rep. John Lewis, who died of pancreatic cancer on July 17.

Over on the Senate side, protesters dressed in red National Nurse United tee shirts or scrubs, stood among dozens of pairs of white nurses’ shoes, holding placards with photographs of nurses who had died during the pandemic. NNU members were holding a memorial for more than 160 nurses who lost their lives from COV-19 in the US and to demand the Senate act on the HEROES Act, which would provide PPE and regulatory protections for front line health care workers.

The day before marked the appearance of posters all over Capitol Hill with a similar message.

The Week Ahead…Rep. John Lewis Lies In State in the U.S. Capitol & Some Rehearsal Photos

By Larry Janezich

July 26, 2020

Monday, July 27

The body of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will arrive at the U.S. Capitol to Lie in State in the Rotunda on Monday.  A private ceremony will be held at 1:30pm. 

The casket will be moved to the top of the center steps on the East Front of the Capitol to allow the public to pay their respects on Monday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and on Tuesday from 8:00am until 10:00pm (according to CNN).  Social distancing will be enforced and mourners will be required to wear masks.

On Wednesday, he will depart the U.S. Capitol for the Georgia State Capitol where he will lie in state.

Interment will be at South-View Cemetery following a private celebration of life at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, once lead by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here’s a list of expected road closures for the procession, from circa 11:30pm to 1:00 pm.

  • I-695 and I-395
  • Suitland Parkway
  • 12th Street Tunnel
  • Independence Avenue, SW from 14th Street to Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • Independence Avenue from 3rd Street, SW to 2nd Street, SE
  • Maine Avenue, SW
  • 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue, SW
  • Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
  • 23rd Street from Lincoln Memorial to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street to 3rd Street, NE
  • 17th Street from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • H Street from 17th to 15th Street, NW
  • 15th Street from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 15th Street to 3rd Street, NW
  • 2nd Street, SE from Independence Ave, to Constitution Ave. NW

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Among items on the agenda:

Report of the Chair

Report of the Market Manager

Impact of Covid 19 on Eastern Market

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Capital Improvements Report: Monte Edwards

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