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Photos of the week: A polar plunge, SOTU and hearings are in full swing

The week of Feb. 4 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Members react as acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker informs Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., his five minute questioning period was over during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Whitaker was questioned about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Friday. Appearing from left are Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Nadler, Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga.( Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

It’s February on Capitol Hill and that means that many of the organizing efforts of a new Congress are well underway, and committees have begun their work for the year. 

In addition to the State of the Union on Tuesday, members of the House Judiciary panel met Friday to question acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 02: Political strategist Doug Heye participates in the Polar Plunge fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics DC, at the Yards Park on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Heye's team, Cobra Kai, raised over $8000. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Political strategist Doug Heye participates in the Polar Plunge fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics D.C., at the Yards Park on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Heye’s team, Cobra Kai, raised over $8000. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., attend a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Hart Building on the U.S. Central Command on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Rick Scott, R-Fla. and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., attend a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on the U.S. Central Command on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 5: Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives for the confirmation hearing for Neomi Rao, nominee to be U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives for the confirmation hearing for Neomi Rao, a judicial nominee to be seated on the District of Columbia Circuit, in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 5: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,walks through Statuary Hall to the House chamber for President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,walks through Statuary Hall to the House chamber for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 05: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., right, high fives Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., as Democratic members celebrate in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump recognized their achievement of electing a record number of women to Congress, during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., right, high fives Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., as Democratic members celebrate in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump recognized their achievement of electing a record number of women to Congress, during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 5: President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber to deliver his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber to deliver his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 05: From left, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are seen in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are seen in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, center, and House Republicans are seen in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, center, and House Republicans are seen in the House Chamber as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 5: President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, as Vice President Mike Penceand Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listen. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listen. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 05: President Donald Trump is seen in the House Chamber during his State of the Union address along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and VP Mike Pence on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump is seen in the House Chamber during his State of the Union address along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and VP Mike Pence on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 07: Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., conducts a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing in the Capitol Visitor Center titled "The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation's Infrastructure Cannot Wait," on Thursday, February 7, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., conducts a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing in the Capitol Visitor Center titled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 07: Erica Songer, chief counsel for Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., votes for him by proxy, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Hart Building on judicial nominations including that of attorney general nominee William Barr, on Thursday, February 7, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Erica Songer, chief counsel for Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., votes for him by proxy, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on judicial nominations including that of attorney general nominee William Barr, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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