Bill Clark

Photos of the Week: Congress Dashes to the Campaign Trail, National Gallery Wing Reopens
The week of Sept. 26 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Congress averted a costly (politically and financially) government shutdown this week after both chambers on Wednesday passed a stopgap funding measure to keep the federal lights on through Dec. 9. The president signed the bill into law Thursday.

Earlier in the week, some in the District watched the first presidential debate at the Capitol Lounge, where two impersonators dressed up as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. 

Photos of the Week: Inauguration Plans Underway, Edison Statue Unveiled and More
The week of Sept. 19 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

This week in Washington saw the release of a Republican version of a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open after Oct. 1. But Democrats quickly rejected the bill, objecting to some of the text.

Meanwhile, the first nails in the Inauguration Day platform were ceremoniously struck into wood by congressional leaders, a reminder that Jan. 20 is now less than four months away. And a new statue arrived in Statuary Hall in the Capitol — Thomas Edison's mug joined the room for the state of Ohio. 

Photos of the Week: Trump, Pence Roll Through Town, Library of Congress Gets Historic Leader
The week of Sept. 12 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

The week in Washington was capped off Friday with a visit by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Roll Call was in New Hampshire last weekend covering lawmakers on the campaign trail. This week, Trump's vice presidential candidate Mike Pence visited Capitol Hill and met with congressional Republicans. Members of the media got a sneak peek at the National Museum of African American History and Culture — opening to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24. And the Library of Congress got a new, and historic, leader. Carla Hayden will be the first female and first African American to helm the library.

Photos of the Week: Rotunda Reopens, Kaine Lunches with Democrats and House Marks 9/11
Congress returned to Washington and Roll Call's photographers were there

Congress is back in the nation's capital for at least a few weeks after a summer recess.

This week, the Capitol Rotunda reopened to the public after being closed for a portion of the summer to remove the interior scaffolding that shrouded the room for the better part of the building's renovation phase. 

15 Years Later, House Marks 9/11 Anniversary
Photos of the terrorist attacks from Roll Call's archive

Members of Congress returned to the steps of the Capitol Friday morning to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was a scene reminiscent of the one that took place the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, when reeling lawmakers condemned the attacks that had taken place hours earlier in New York City, outside Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania, and prayed and vowed that the government would be open for business. On both occasions, the assembled members sang God Bless America.

As Americans prepare to mark the anniversary this weekend, Roll Call went into its archive for photos taken just after the attacks. 

Images from RNC Day Four

Highlights from the final night of the GOP Convention....
Images from RNC Day Three

Highlights from Day Three of the convention. ...
Images from RNC Day Two

Images From RNC Day One

Highlights from the opening of the GOP Convention....
This Is What Trump's Visit to the RNC Looked Like
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee met with with party leaders in D.C.

A circus descended on the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump's meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and other GOP leaders.  

Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP senators after meeting with Ryan.  

Hillary Clinton Gets the Business in Coal Country
Protesters greet Democratic front-runner with taunts and insults

WILLIAMSON, W. Va — Several dozen protesters stood in a pouring rain for hours Monday to greet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her second campaign stop of the day.

The protesters, many of them coal miners, shouted "Go home, Hillary!" and chanted Republican front-runner Donald Trump's name as Clinton toured a health facility that treats coal miners with black lung disease.

Photos of the Week

Slideshow: Abortion Protests at the Supreme Court

Pro-life protesters rallied outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the hearing of the Whole Woman's Health v. Cole case on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The case looks at the Texas law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals and clinics upgrade their facilities to hospital standards.Read more...
Slideshow: The Nevada Caucuses

Roll Call photographer Bill Clark tracked down a few 2016 presidential candidates while on the road at the Nevada caucuses....
Roll Call's WHNPA 2016 Winning Images

 See the images by Roll Call photographers Bill Clark and Tom Williams that were awarded top marks at the White House News Photographers Association "Eyes of History" 2016 contest. ...
Photos of the Week: February 8-12, 2016

See the best photos this week by Roll Call photographers....
Photos of the Week: January 29, 2016

 See the best photos from Roll Call's photo staff for the week of January 29th, 2016. ...
Time-Lapse: DC's 2016 Snowstorm

Roll Call Photo Editor Bill Clark captures the massive blizzard that hit Washington, D.C. and all the action that ensued on Capitol Hill....
Slideshow: D.C. Blizzard 2016
 See the best snow pictures from the 2016 that threatens to shut down the Nation's Capitol.

Bookmark this slideshow because we'll be adding Roll Call's latest photos throughout the weekend. All photos by Photo Editor Bill Clark....
Live Stream: Watch the Blizzard from the Speaker's Balcony

 Speaker Paul D. Ryan is providing a live stream feed to his office balcony for a unique look at the D.C. blizzard. The feed also has some easy-listening tunes to accompany your viewing. ...