1. January 6: Carrying the Electoral College ballot boxes, Senate pages lead a procession through the Capitol Rotunda into the House chamber, where Congress certified the results of the 2016 presidential election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
With 2017 coming to a close, Roll Call sorted through its photo archive for some of our best images of the year.
From Washington to the special election trail, here is the year in photos:
2. January 10: Chairman Charles E. Grassley, center right, prepares for the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, in the Russell Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 3. January 20: A Capitol Police officer takes a photo as a Marine helicopter carrying former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama lifts off from the East Plaza of the Capitol following the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 4. January 20: First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Major General Bradley Becker, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence prepare to review the troops on Inauguration Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 5. January 21: Protesters march down Independence Avenue in Washington holding signs during the Women’s March on Washington the day after Trump’s inauguration. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 6. January 29: Passengers from a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Jeddah are greeted by protesters as they arrive at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Protests erupted at airports around the country following Trump’s executive order restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 7. January 29: Reps. Donald S. Beyer Jr., D-Va., John Delaney, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. (not pictured here), speak to the press and protesters about possible detention of travelers and legal access at Dulles airport. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 8. February 9: Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch rehearse for the swearing-in ceremony of Alabamian Luther Strange, second from right, in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber. Strange was appointed to fill Sessions’ Senate seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 9. February 28: Trump shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 10. March 16: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III arrives for a town hall meeting at West Virginia University’s Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Martinsburg after a piece of ice shattered his windshield. Manchin fielded questions about the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 11. March 21: Trump and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who would later resign amid criticism of his use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, arrive in the Capitol to meet with the House Republican Conference. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 12. March 21: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch fist-bumps his nephew Jack on the second day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in the Hart Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 13. March 22: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes of California makes his way from the committee’s offices to the microphones to hold a news conference in the Capitol. The Ethics Committee later opened ( and closed) an investigation into whether he made unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He was cleared of the claims. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 14. March 24: New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith makes his way to a meeting of the House Republican Conference, where Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced he was pulling legislation aimed at repealing the 2010 health care law because he didn’t have the votes. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 15. April 6: McConnell gives a thumbs-up after the Senate invoked the nuclear option, which allows for a majority vote to confirm a Supreme Court justice nominee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 16. April 15: People gather for the Tax March rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol to call on Trump to release his tax returns. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 17. April 17: Karen Handel, Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, walks past an American flag as she arrives for a campaign stop at Rhea’s restaurant in Roswell, one day before the all-party primary in the special election to fill Tom Price’s seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 18. May 4: Protesters wait for members of Congress on the East Front of the Capitol while the House passes a GOP bill repealing the 2010 health care law. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 19. April 28: David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., meet with climate change activists in the atrium of the Hart Building ahead of the People’s Climate March. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 20. May 8: Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conducts a Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee hearing in the Dirksen Building titled “Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election,” featuring testimony by former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 21. May 11: An aide prepares to open the door for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Chairman Richard M. Burr and ranking member Mark Warner after a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in the Hart Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 22. May 18: Rosenstein arrives in the Capitol to brief all 100 senators on the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 23. June 8: A crowd gathers at The Partisan bar in Washington to watch as former FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 24. June 14: Texas Rep. Joe Barton and his sons board the Rayburn subway in the basement of the Capitol after a shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 25. June 15: Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., tags out Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., at second base as Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, looks on during the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 26. June 19: Supporters watch from outside the packed final campaign rally for Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, at his campaign office in Roswell, one day before the special election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 27. June 20: Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing in the Dirksen Building featuring testimony by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the department’s fiscal 2018 budget request. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 28. June 20: Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia dances onstage with two boys before speaking at Ossoff’s election night watch party in Atlanta. Republican Karen Handel bested Ossoff in the special election that evening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 29. July 19: Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat takes a bite during the American Meat Institute’s annual hot dog lunch in the Rayburn courtyard. (Williams/CQ Roll Call) 30. July 28: Senate pages ride the subway to deliver copies of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, to the Senate document room. The bill failed to pass the Senate earlier that week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 31. July 28: Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican, covers herself with a newspaper as she runs down the House steps in the pouring rain following the final votes before summer recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 32. August 2: After taking a phone call, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer returns to a news conference on the East Lawn of the Capitol to unveil a new Democratic economic agenda titled “A Better Deal on Trade and Jobs.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 33. August 4: Maggie Ford, a campaign worker for former Alabama judge Roy Moore, collects campaign signs after the Senate candidate forum held by the Shelby County Republican Party in Pelham, Alabama. Moore was running in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 34. September 19: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raises his fist as rally attendees chant “Bernie” following his speech at a rally at the Capitol. Senate Democrats held the rally to oppose the proposal by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the 2010 health care law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 35. September 19: Graham talks with reporters in the Capitol after a Senate policy lunch. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 36. September 25: A protester is taken out of a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy proposal in the Dirksen Building. The hearing went into recess while the Capitol Police cleared the room. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 37. September 26: Roger Stone, adviser to Trump, arrives in the Capitol to speak with the House Intelligence Committee on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 38. September 28: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his wife, Jennifer, walk through Statuary Hall on Scalise’s first day back to the Hill after being severely injured in the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in June. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 39. October 24: A protester throws Russian flags toward McConnell and Trump as they arrive for a policy lunch with Senate Republicans in the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 40. October 24: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his wife, Cheryl, leave the Capitol on the day he announced he will not be running for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 41. October 24: Samantha Yeider of the Senate Press Gallery keeps a path clear for Franken in the basement of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 42. October 25: Arizona Sen. John McCain boards the Senate subway in the Capitol, three months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 43. October 31: Moore visits the Capitol weeks after winning the Republican primary runoff race in Alabama’s special Senate election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 44. November 2: Every Thursday, Rita Warren, also known as Jesus Lady, sets up a mannequin dressed as Jesus at the Capitol. One of her helpers is shown wheeling the mannequin. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 45. November 9: McConnell walks back to his office from the Senate floor in the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 46. December 12: Moore rides away on his horse after voting at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department on election day in Alabama. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 47. December 12: Alabama Democrat Doug Jones and his wife celebrate his victory over Moore at the Sheraton in Birmingham. Jones faced off against Moore in a special election for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.