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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Lying, Congressional Style.
Lying, Congressional Style
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Icon Lying Congressional Style.png
Effects+1 Speech
(+2 with Comprehension)
Base ID00034044

Lying, Congressional Style is a skill book in Fallout 3.


Reading this book permanently increases your Speech skill by 1 (2 with Comprehension).


Closest map markerLocation description
Arlington LibraryChildren's Wing, it's next to the coffee-makers on a countertop in a break room.
Capitol BuildingIn Conference Hall, on a podium.
Capitol BuildingSouth of The Capitol Building East Entrance in Seward Square, inside of a Pulowski preservation shelter.
Corvega FactoryOn the reception desk near the entrance
Dupont StationNear the entrance from Dupont, in a bucket on table in first room to the right with a protectron and a computer terminal.
GeorgetownIn McClellan Family Townhome.
Germantown police HQOn the ground floor, in the corner of a classroom on the child-sized rusty desk.
Jury Street Metro StationOn a safe where you kill Ryan Brigg in the Jury St. Tunnels.
Jury Street Metro StationSouthwest of the entrance, inside the unmarked Calverton church.
MegatonCan be found upstairs, on the desk, in your Megaton House after purchasing the Love Machine Theme.
MegatonAfter completing the Arlington Library portion of The Wasteland Survival Guide and its optional objective, Moira will give you a copy.
Meresti TrainyardIn Meresti station, under a box on top of the train.
National ArchivesIn the secure wing east, next to the safe containing the Bill of Rights.
Nuka-Cola PlantOffices, on top of an open safe in a northeastern room on the second floor.
Rivet CityOutside of the carrier, northwest of the entrance in a Mutant Camp with a captive.
RobCo FacilityFactory floor, on large desk at back of foyer.
Robot Repair CenterIn Mechanist's Forge (Section A, 2nd floor) on desk.
ScrapyardIn the office. Can only be reached with the Contract Killer perk.
Takoma IndustrialEastern room.
Tenleytown/Friendship stationIn one of the several metal shelves near two feral ghoul have killed a female mercenary in a cross tunnel between the tracks.
Tenpenny TowerCan be found in your Tenpenny Suite after purchasing the Love Machine Theme.
Tenpenny TowerIt can be found in Tenpenny Tower in Allistair Tenpenny's suite. Book respawns after helping the ghouls get into the Tower forcefully.
Vault 108Cloning Lab, on a table in the same room as the Charisma Bobblehead.
Vernon East/Takoma ParkComing into the Vernon East/Takoma Park metro from Vernon Square East, you'll find one just a few feet away in a ticket booth.


  • You can actually get a maximum of 25 Speech skill books when you consider the following:
    • You can only get either the Lying, Congressional Style book in your Megaton House or in your Tenpenny Tower Suite, not both. This subtracts one book.
    • The skill book in Allistair Tenpenny's suite respawns if you let the ghouls into the tower. This adds one book.
    • The Paradise Lost book is also a Speech skill book. This adds one book.


  • If you buy the Love Machine Theme, take the skill book and then go buy a misc item for your house (Pristine Nuka-Cola Machine, My First Infirmary) you will get another skill book. Rinse and repeat to get a total of 6 skill books as long as you can spare the caps.
  • It's possible for the book in your Tenpenny Tower Suite to respawn. To have this happen, get the book while the tower is still owned by Allistair Tenpenny and his residents. If you then allow the ghouls to take over the tower, Tenpenny Tower is replaced with "Ruined Tenpenny Tower" and the book will re-appear.