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Photos of the Week: Farewell to George H.W. Bush Edition
The week of Dec. 3 as captured by Roll Call's photojournalists

This week, Congress paused to pay respects to the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94.

Here’s the entire week in Washington:

Photos of the Week: Freshman Lottery, a Christmas Tree and Capitol Moving
The week of Nov. 26 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

House new member orientation continued this week as the Capitol community prepares for the holidays and the inevitable switching of offices that happens before each new Congress.

Photos of the Week: Lame Duck, New Member Orientation and Official Class Photos
The week of Nov. 12 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

The midterms have come and gone and it’s back to the Hill for members new and old. The lame duck sessions in the House and Senate gaveled in Tuesday while new member orientation kicked off its first week.

The chambers, along with orientation, recess next week for the Thanksgiving holiday and will start up sessions again the week of Nov. 26.

Election Day 2018 in Photos
Roll Call's photographers are in Virginia and Florida to cover the midterms in America

Updated at 12:36 a.m. on Nov. 7 | The midterms are winding down as Democrats claim control of the House and Republicans maintain control of the Senate. Roll Call's photographers have been covering the day from Florida to Virginia.

The Florida Senate race appears to be an upset of incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. The seat will go to Republican Gov. Rick Scott who spoke from his election night party in Naples, Fla. 

Roll Call on the Road: The 2018 Midterms in Pictures
Our photographers traveled the country to cover the 2018 campaigns

Roll Call photographers have traveled from Maryland to California and Texas to Montana to capture images of the midterm campaigns.

What to Watch in the Final Stretch of the Arizona Senate Race
At the Races, an inside analysis into 2018 House and Senate races that our political reporters — Bridget Bowman and Simone Pathé — are keeping tabs on

A Democrat hasn’t won an Arizona Senate election in 30 years, but the matchup between Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for the Grand Canyon State’s open seat remains neck and neck. Roll Call reporter Bridget Bowman lays out what to watch as McSally and Sinema head toward the finish line....
McSally Defends Health Care Record in Testy Media Exchange
 

Arizona Senate hopeful Rep. Martha McSally defended her record on health care and the protection of pre-existing conditions at a campaign event Wednesday afternoon in Avondale, Ariz. 

“You know my heart, this is personal to a lot of people,” McSally said. “And we need a different policy model that brings down the cost, that provides more choice and allows people to get health insurance for their pre-existing conditions.”

Scenes From Early Voting in Nevada
Nevada Democrats make a big push for the crucial early vote

Nevada, where early voting began Saturday, is the scene of one of the most contested Senate races this cycle — the only one where a Republican incumbent is defending a seat in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Democrats in the Silver State are working hard to on the Latino vote — bolstered by an energetic get-out-the-early-vote effort from the powerful Culinary Worker Union Local 226.

Beto O’Rourke on Why He's Running: ‘This Is Something We Absolutely Have to Do’
 

Before starting a rally at the Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart, Texas on Monday, Rep. Beto O’Rourke took time to talk with the media about why and how he chose to run for Senate. The Democrat, who is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz, also weighed in on the great BBQ debate in the Lone Star State....
Photos From the Road: Beto and Willie for Texas
Roll Call photographer Bill Clark traveled to Austin for Saturday’s concert

First, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz had to contend with his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke. But on Saturday, Cruz had to contend with O’Rourke and Willie Nelson.

Nelson headlined a a free concert and voter turnout rally in support of O’Rourke in the state capital of Austin, where the two appeared onstage together at one point to sing “On the Road Again.” 

Photos of the Week: A Historic Hearing and Vote as Nation Watches Hill
The week of Sept. 24 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

A very long and powerful week has nearly come to a close in Washington. Senators reached a deal Friday to delay a floor vote on the Supreme Court nomination to allow for a one-week FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault by the nominee.

Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court pick’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in the Senate, followed by testimony from Brett Kavanaugh. 

A Hurricane, a Kavanaugh Vote and a Spending Package: Photos of the Week
The week of Sept. 10 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

There was a watershed moment in Washington this week — three spending bills were cleared ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline and sent to the president’s desk for signature. That’s the first on-time delivery of a quarter of the annual appropriations measures in a decade.

Elsewhere in the Capitol, the Senate Judiciary panel set a final vote on the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, for Sept. 20, despite controversy. 

Capitol Hill Might Dodge Florence Direct Hit, But Watch for Flooding
 

After days of uncertainty, it appears Hurricane Florence is steering clear of the Washington, D.C. metro area. But Roll Call reporter Katherine Tully-McManus warns lawmakers, staffers and the public to brace for rain, and perhaps flooding in the usual spots (we're looking at you, Cannon Tunnel) on Capitol Hill....
Photos of the Week: Back on the Hill Again
The week of Sept. 3 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The week began with a solemn yet powerful tribute to Sen. John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday before he was laid to rest on Sunday in Maryland at the Naval Academy.

On Tuesday, both chambers were back on the Hill and focus turned in the Senate to the three-day-long hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who sat for hours and hours of questioning on Wednesday and Thursday. The protests for this nominee were plentiful.

Photos of the Week: Senate Summer Session Commences, and Breaks
The week of July 30 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The Senate was at work this week passing a four-bill spending package, which completes the chamber’s 12 appropriations bills for the year. The House got its first week of summer recess under its belt, and by the end of the week, the Senate joined them. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing for a truncated recess, with senators in their home states next week but expected back on the Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 15. 

It’s National Talk in an Elevator Day, Lawmakers Do a Lot of That
Proof: 10 photos of members of Congress talking in elevators

It’s the weather, the morning commute, how happy you are that it’s Friday. But mostly in the elevator, it’s awkward silence.

Not today!

Photos of the Week: House Recess Begins — But See You Monday, Senate
The week of July 23 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The House has dashed out of town for its annual five-week summer recess, with plenty of work left on the table for when members return Sept. 4.

Of course, the Senate plans to be in session for four out of the five coming weeks thanks to a plan from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to chip away at backlogged legislative and executive business (with the side benefit of preventing Senate Democrats in tough races from going home to campaign.)

Photos of the Week: Summer ’18 Continues With Hot Dogs, a Flood and, Of Course, Protests
The week of July 16 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The summer is in full swing in Washington with the Hill abuzz after the president’s Helsinki meeting earlier this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The week saw demonstrators gather in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s overseas summit.

Back at the Capitol, a summer staple — the hot dog lunch giveaway brought free food and former Major League Baseball greats to staffers of all kinds.

Photos From the Campaign Trail: Independence Day Edition
Parades in Virginia and West Virginia as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Soaring temperatures continue to grip the country this week, but that didn’t stop lawmakers and congressional hopefuls from hitting the July Fourth parade circuit Wednesday. And Roll Call’s photographers were there. 

In Virginia’s 10th District, Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock and her Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jennifer Wexton, both marched in the Independence Day parade in historic downtown Leesburg. The Toss-up race between the two is among the most competitive in the country — a must-hold for both parties in their respective quests to retain or win back the House.