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Photo of the Day: Senate Pages Deliver Defeated Health Care Bill to Archives
Senate GOP repeal effort went down in dramatic vote

To the archives they go.

A group of Senate pages were spotted riding the Capitol subway system Friday with copies of the Republican legislation that was defeated during the party’s attempt to repeal parts of the 2010 health care law. The pages — high school students who spend a semester in Washington, D.C. — were delivering the copies of the bill to the Senate document room.

Batter Up! The 9th Congressional Women's Softball Game in Photos
The June 21 event as captured by Roll Call's photographer

The press team prevailed 2-1 in this year’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game that pits journalists against members of Congress. It’s the ninth annual such event. Bipartisanship was on full display more than ever this year, Alex Gangitano reports, at an event where members from both sides of the aisle have traditionally played on the same team.

The game benefits the Young Survival Coalition that helps young women with breast cancer.

The Day in Photos: Comey Testifies at Senate Intel as D.C. Looks On
June 8 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

ACLI Capital Challenge in Photos: Gallagher is First-Place Member, Cotton Close Behind
The annual three-mile run in Anacostia raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

The 36th annual ACLI Capital Challenge is officially in the books for 2017. The 3-mile run at Anacostia Park raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, which pairs guide dogs with people with disabilities, often war veterans. Members of Congress, staffers and press join teams to raise money for the cause.

Photo of the Day: Seen on the Hill
Two senators chat before an Armed Services hearing Tuesday

Republicans Joni Ernst of Iowa, left, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska talk before the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

The hearing in the Dirksen Building featured testimony from Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency.

Protesters in D.C. Demand Trump Release His Tax Returns
April 15 event on the National Mall coincides with others across U.S.

As Tax Day approaches on Tuesday, April 18, protesters organized a Saturday demonstration in front of the Capitol to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

He’s the first president in nearly 40 years to not disclose such information. Similar protests were held across the country.

Photos of the Week: Health Care, Health Care and More Health Care
The week of March 6 on Capitol Hill as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Republicans started the week by rolling out their option to repealing and replacing the 2010 health care law on Monday evening. From there, several news conferences held by GOP leaders — and one headlined by Speaker Paul D. Ryan with series of charts — began the sale of the bill to House members. Some conservatives, however, are on not on board with the plan despite it passing two committees. 

Members Join International Women's Day
House Democratic women wore red and walked out of the chamber on Wednesday

This year, International Women’s Day was also an excuse to skip work in protest. The “A Day Without a Woman” rally aimed to show the economic strength and political clout of women. Here in Washington D.C., participants wore red and gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol and women in the House Democratic Caucus walked out of the chamber to show support....
Newly Elected House Members Arrive for Orientation
Monday marked the start of orientation for representatives elected on Nov. 8

New member orientation kicked off Monday in Washington. The traditional welcome program for newly elected members of Congress began with the freshman class checking in to the Capitol Hill Hotel.

Orientation continues through Wednesday, takes a break for Thanksgiving recess, and starts back up on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 1.

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. 

Leaders Kick Off Inauguration Construction at Capitol
Inauguration Day 2017 is officially on its way

Updated 4:33 p.m.Speaker Paul D. Ryan couldn’t bear to look as Sen. Charles E. Schumer struggled to hammer down his nail during Wednesday’s First Nail ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol. 

Every four years, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies gathers to mark the ceremonial launch of the construction of the inaugural platform that will hold the yet-to-be-determined next president on Inauguration Day. Instead of cutting a ribbon or shoveling some dirt, members of the committee are each called on to pound a nail into the first plank of the platform.

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. 

Photos: On the Senate and Presidential Campaign Trail in Pennsylvania
4 days with national and statewide candidates in the Keystone State

The Hill remains quiet this August, but the action heated up in at least one state this week as Election 2016 candidates made their cases to voters. 

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.  

When Grandma's Away ... | Capitol Lens

Lisa S. Disbrow, nominee to be under secretary of the Air Force, testifies Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, while her 1-year-old grandson Parker McCabe keeps himself entertained with snacks and coloring books.  

Correction 8:53 a.m. An earlier version of this post misspelled Parker McCabe's name.

Behind the Photo: Catching Ryan's Family in Media Mayhem

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., announced in a news conference on Oct. 20 that not sacrificing family time was part of requirement to seek the candidacy for the position. When it was clear he was going to be the 54th speaker, I knew I wanted a shot of him and his family when they were on the Hill for the ceremony.  

During the event on the House floor his wife and three children were recognized at their seats in the gallery.  

All Aboard | Capitol Lens

Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talk Tuesday in the Capitol's Senate Subway after the Senate policy luncheons.