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Photos of the week: Shutdown averted, national emergency declared

The week of Feb. 11 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., walks across the Capitol from the House side Monday for a meeting with other appropriators to try to revive spending talks and avert a second government shutdown. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It appears Congress and the president have averted another partial government shutdown. On Thursday, both chambers adopted a conference report on a seven-bill spending package to fund the remainder of the government for the rest of fiscal 2019.

On Friday, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to declare a national emergency aimed at securing additional funding for a wall on the southern border. 

Washington also paused midweek to celebrate the life of the late Michigan Democratic Rep. John D. Dingell, who died last week.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 11: Reporters follow Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as he leaves the meeting with House and Senate appropriators in an effort to revive spending talks and avert a second shutdown on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Reporters follow Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., during a break in the meetings Monday with House and Senate appropriators. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., greets Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., wife of the late Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., as members pay respects to Dingell as the hearse containing his casket stops at the House Steps on the East Front of the Capitol on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., greets Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., wife of the late Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., as the hearse containing Dingell’s casket stops at the House steps of the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 12: Bridgett Taylor and Pete Filon, former aides to the late Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., look on, as members pay respects to Dingell as the hearse containing his casket stops at the House Steps on the East Front of the Capitol on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Bridgett Taylor and Pete Filon, former aides to Dingell, look on as the hearse containing his casket stops in front of the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 13: Workers renovate the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing room in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Workers renovate the House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing room in the Rayburn Building on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: ‘Rest in well-deserved Peace,’ Boehner’s full eulogy to John Dingell in 6 minutes

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 13: Elliott Abrams, U.S. special representative for Venezuela, arrives to testify at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Rayburn Building titled "Venezuela at a Crossroads," as Code Pink protesters stand behind him on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
CodePink protesters stand behind Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special representative for Venezuela, on Wednesday as he prepares to testify at a House Foreign Affairs hearing on “Venezuela at a Crossroads.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 13: J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, holds up his fist as federal workers hold a sildent protest for 35 minutes in the Hart Senate Office Building to call on law makers and President Trump to keep the government open on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, holds up his fist Wednesday as federal workers hold a silent protest for 35 minutes in the Hart Building to call on lawmakers and President Donald Trump to keep the government open. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: Chairman James Risch, R-Idaho, left, and ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., wait for the arrival of Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez to arrive for a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the Capitol on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho, left, and ranking member Robert Menendez, D-N.J., wait Thursday for Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to arrive for a meeting with committee members in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where she fielded questions about the bipartisan government funding bill on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference Thursday in the Capitol Visitor Center as Congress prepares to vote on the government funding package. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: Capitol Police escort Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, through reporters to the Senate Subway following the vote to keep the government open on Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Capitol Police escort Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, through reporters to the Senate subway Thursday following the vote on the government funding measure. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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