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Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Cory GardnerCory GardnerPence meets with Koch brother in Colorado The Hill's 12:30 Report North Korea tests rocket engine for ICBM MORE (R-Colo.), Mike CrapoMike CrapoOvernight Regulation: Senate Banking panel huddles with regulators on bank relief | FCC proposes 2M fine on robocaller | Yellowstone grizzly loses endangered protection Overnight Finance: Big US banks pass Fed stress tests | Senate bill repeals most ObamaCare taxes | Senate expected to pass Russian sanctions bill for second time All big US banks pass Dodd-Frank stress tests MORE (R-Idaho), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Ron BarberRon BarberGiffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary MORE (D-Ariz.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) also tweeted from the event.

BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes Juan Williams: GOP fumbles on healthcare The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE, with help from a Colorado high-school student, lit the tree. It will continue to be lit nightly until 11 p.m. through Dec. 26.

Boehner made Ryan Shuster, a senior who won a state-wide contest to be part of the ceremony, button his suit jacket before he flipped the switch, warning, “Ryan, pictures last forever.”

Former Sen. Ben "Nighthorse" Campbell drove the Christmas Tree from the small town of Meeker, Colo., to Washington, D.C., on a on a 105-foot semi truck, and arrived last week after a 23-day trip.

The tree is known as “the people’s tree,” in part to differentiate between it and the National Christmas Tree that sits in front of the White House. The tree stops in various towns and cities on its cross-country trip in order to greet “the people” personally.