Thank you for your feedback however this is inaccurate. Our groups are limited in size to 15 or fewer guests. Your guide had 10 people in their group for your tour. While more people may reserve for a tour time, we break these up to 15 per guide. However, we do not have control over how many guests the US Capitol puts together on the Docent lead portion of the tour in the secure areas of the Capitol.
Per US Capitol Police policy food, drinks, liquids, and aerosols are not permitted inside the US Capitol unless it is for a medical purpose. This is US Capitol Police policy and not up to us. This is stated on your ticket as the first thing under “Before your go”. This is also listed on the US Capitol website.