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Photos of the Week: Confirmation Hearing Frenzy on Capitol Hill
The week of Jan. 9 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

A total of seven confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks kicked off on the Hill this week. Meanwhile, a back-and-forth erupted between the parties over a student painting being taken down from the Cannon House Office Building.

Photos of the Week: Biden Schmoozes Through Last Swearing-In, Pence and Obama on the Hill
The week of Jan. 3 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers


The 115th Congress has officially convened and members have been sworn in. While Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is officially on his way out, he didn’t go quietly. His last Senate swearing in was filled with hugs, stories, selfies, and, yes, kisses.

A Stuffed Bear, a Trump Air Kiss and More: 33 Photos That Defined 2016
The year in photos as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

By Bill Clark and Tom Williams
CQ Roll Call

With 2016 almost in the books, Roll Call is taking a look through its photo archives for some of our best images of the year.

Photos of the Week: Biden's Senate Farewell, Camels at the High Court and the Sun Sets on the 114th
The week of Dec. 5 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

The business of the 114th Congress is coming to a close. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who served in the Senate for 36 years, visited the Hill several times including to preside over a health care vote. A live nativity took place in front of the Supreme Court complete with camels. And Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada saw the unveiling of his portrait, which prompted the first Hill appearance by Hillary Clinton following the election.

Photos of the Week: The Holidays Kick Off on the Hill, Pelosi Survives Leadership Challenge and Pence Visits Paul Ryan
The week of Nov. 28 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Congress returned from Thanksgiving and began decorating for the holidays (inside and outside the Capitol Building), prepping for office moves for the 115th Congress and deciding where freshman House members’ will have their offices.

In addition to housekeeping items, the House Democratic Caucus re-elected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, as its leader following a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.

Roll Call’s Best Photos of Election 2016
From Georgia to Maine to Iowa, a recap of the cycle through the lenses of Roll Call’s photographers

It’s been an election cycle for the history books. As the clock ticks toward election night, Roll Call’s photographers have compiled a few of their favorite moments from their travels with House, Senate and presidential candidates starting in the summer of 2015 through this past weekend....
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....