SPOTTED: Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), a dad of three, and his family posing for pics right after the Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Rep. John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLast Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions An anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB MORE (R-Ohio) flipped the switch on the tree Tuesday night on the West Front of the Capitol. A group of child protesters from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement were heard chanting during the House Speaker’s remarks.

The tree hails from Washington state and is decked out in thousands of LED lights and nearly 5,000 handcrafted ornaments.

--Greg Nash contributed.