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Photos of the Week: Snow and the Threat of a Veto

The omnibus cleared both chambers and awaits Trump’s signature

Snow falls Wednesday. The Office of Personnel Management closed federal offices throughout Washington, but Congress remained open. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The week of March 19 neared its close as Washington waited. Veto or signature. Funding or shutdown.

Remember? It snowed this week. 

Here’s what Roll Call’s photographers saw through their glass:

UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Kids and adults sled down the hill on the west side of the Capitol during the snow storm in Washington on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Kids and adults sled down the hill on the west side of the Capitol during a snow storm in Washington on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 20: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons on March 20, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate policy lunches Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan says Republicans have done a “phenomenal job” when it comes to restoring so-called regular order to the House. Also pictured, from left, Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan said this week that Republicans have done a “phenomenal job” when it comes to restoring so-called regular order to the House. Also pictured, from left, Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Hart Building on Russian Interference in the 2016 election on March 21, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and former Secretary Jeh Johnson, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in the Hart Building on Russian Interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former Secretary Jeh Johnson testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 23: Mark Kelly and his wife former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., are seen after a news conference with lawmakers at the House Triangle to call on Congress to act on gun safety legislation on March 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Mark Kelly and his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., leave a Friday news conference with lawmakers at the House Triangle to call on Congress to act on gun safety legislation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: From left, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., prepare for a news conference in the Capitol on legislation to lower health insurance premiums for citizens who pay out of pocket on March 21, 2018.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., prepare for a Wednesday news conference in the Capitol on legislation to lower health insurance premiums for citizens who pay out of pocket.(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 20: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., prepares to address the media after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on March 20, 2018. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., right, also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., prepares to address the media after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., right, are also pictured. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists take in the sights of the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, March 22, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists take in the sights of the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., salutes retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert LeBlanc, 96, of Abbeville, La., before a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Emancipation Hall to honor members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) on March 21, 2018. General LeBlanc served with the OSS in Europe and China during World War II. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., salutes retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert LeBlanc, 96, of Abbeville, La., before a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Emancipation Hall to honor members of the Office of Strategic Services on Wednesday. General LeBlanc served with the OSS in Europe and China during World War II. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak to reporters following a meeting of House and Senate leaders in Speaker Ryan's office on the $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speak to reporters on Wednesday following a meeting of House and Senate leaders in Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s office on the $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 19: Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., right, meets with Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee room in the Capitol on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., right, meets with Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee room in the Capitol on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 22: Members of Congress exit the Capitol down the House steps after the final vote of the week on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Congress headed home for the two-week Easter recess after passing the omnibus spending bill. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House members exit the Capitol on Thursday after the final vote of the week. Congress headed home for the two-week Easter recess after passing the omnibus spending bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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