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Amelia Frappolli

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Empty beer bottles sit on the ledge of a Longworth Building balcony during a reception in 2015. One hundred years ago, beer bottles served as key props for members of Congress debating Prohibition. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

That Time Congress Debated Prohibition and Used Beer Bottles as Props on the Floor

(CQ Roll Call file photo)

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