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Photos of the Week: Powerful women take over powerful committees, Barr interviews and museums reopen

Roll Call’s photographers take from this week in the Capitol

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., waits for William Barr, nominee to he Attorney General of the United States, to arrive in his office for their meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

William Barr continued to interview for a job as attorney general, the museums reopened, and some powerful women took control of some powerful committees. Roll Call’s photographers were there to catch it all.

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: A sign notifies a visitor on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will reopen in the morning after the government shutdown ended on Friday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sign notifies a visitor on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will reopen in the morning after the government shutdown ended on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: From left, ranking member Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Nicole Nason, nominee to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, and Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation, talk before the start of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, ranking member Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Nicole Nason, nominee to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, and Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation, talk before the start of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and ranking member Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., talk before the start of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
\Chairman Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and ranking member Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., talk before the start of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: From left, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talk during a House Oversight and Reform Committee business meeting in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talk during the House Oversight and Reform Committee organizing meeting in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: From left, FBI director Chris Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, DNI Dan Coats, DIA director Gen. Robert Ashley, NSA director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify during the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide Threats" on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, FBI director Chris Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, DNI Dan Coats, DIA director Gen. Robert Ashley, NSA director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify during the Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide Threats" on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., talks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., talks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 30: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., left, leave a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., left, leave the House Democrats' caucus meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, talks with Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, during a House Financial Services Committee organizational meeting in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, talks with Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, during the House Financial Services Committee organizational meeting in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 30: Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., conducts the House Appropriations Committee meeting to organize for the 116th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., conducts the House Appropriations Committee meeting to organize for the 116th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 30: Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., attends a House Financial Services Committee organizational meeting in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., attends the House Financial Services Committee organizational meeting in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 30: From left, Senate Appropriations chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., House Appropriations chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., House Appropriations ranking member Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Senate Appropriations ranking member Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., talk before the start of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Senate Appropriations chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., House Appropriations chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., House Appropriations ranking member Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Senate Appropriations ranking member Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., talk before the start of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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