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Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerGOP senator calls on China, 20 other countries to cut ties with North Korea Week ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny It is time to make domestic terrorism a federal crime MORE (R-Colo.), Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoSenate Banking panel approves Trump's Fed, comptroller nominees Harvey damage adds urgency to flood insurance debate Don't let funding for US Forest Service go up in flames MORE (R-Idaho), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Ron BarberRonald (Ron) Sylvester BarberPrinciples and actions mean more than Jeff Flake’s words Giffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt MORE (D-Ariz.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) also tweeted from the event.

John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerSpeculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe Boehner warns Trump: Don't pull out of Korea-US trade deal GOP Rep: Ryan wasting taxpayers dollars by blocking war authorization debate 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.