Heard on the Hill

Photos of the Week: A statehood hearing, climate activists and a new way to wear glasses

The week of September 20 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser rides a double-decker bus on Monday with American flags featuring 51 stars down Pennsylvania Avenue along with 51 military veterans ahead of this week’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on making D.C. the 51st state. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This week on Capitol Hill included a D.C. statehood hearing and appearances from climate activist Greta Thunberg, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Oh, and there was this Congressman testing out a new method of wearing eyeglasses...

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: A young activist blocks Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg from the media as a press conference is underway discussing the topic of climate change in Washington on Tuesday September 17, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A young activist blocks Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg from the media during a press conference on climate change in front of the Capitol on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, arrives to testify to the House Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday September 17, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, faces the cameras before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: The sun sets over the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday September 17, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
The sun sets behind the Washington Monument and the National Mall on Tuesday. The Washington Monument reopened to the public on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, shakes hands with a rancher attending a news conference supporting the Green New Deal and farm policy reform in Washington on Wednesday September 18, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, shakes hands with a rancher attending a news conference supporting the Green New Deal and farm policy reform on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., arrives for a news conference on the gun control debate in support of the Second Amendment outside of the Capitol on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., looks over papers as he arrives for a news conference on the gun control debate in support of the Second Amendment outside of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: From left, Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., hugs Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, as Reverend Al Sharpton looks on as Carr and Sharpton arrive to testify during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., hugs Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, as Reverend Al Sharpton looks on as Carr and Sharpton arrive to testify during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on police practices Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., walk up the House steps at the Capitol for a vote on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., share a laugh as they walk up the House steps at the Capitol for a vote on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes rounds of meeting in Russell Building where he discussed technology regulations and social media issues with senators on Thursday, September 19, 2019. He was making his way from a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to one with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his way from Sen. Mike Lee’s office to Sen. Joh Hawley’s office in the Russell Senate Office Building as he meets with lawmakers to discuss technology regulations and social media issues on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., right, gets a high five from Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., as she walks down the House steps at the Capitol after a vote on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., right, gets a high five from Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., as she walks down the House steps at the Capitol after a vote on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, center, greets Randi Weingarten, left, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Darrell Capwell, before a town hall at the AFT in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 19, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, center, greets Randi Weingarten, left, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Darrell Capwell, before a town hall at the AFT in Washington on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., high-fives climate striking students Evelyn Seek, center, and Pema Duncan, right, as they hold their climate strike sign in front of the Capitol on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., high-fives climate striking students Evelyn Seek, center, and Pema Duncan, right, as they hold their climate strike sign in front of the Capitol on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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