TV crews set up microphones at the House Triangle before the start of the press conference with comedian Jon Stewart on Monday to call on OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to withdraw his proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health direction. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The week of March 5 has nearly come to a close as Washington waits for a fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill ahead of the March 23 government funding deadline.
Leaders say a bill could appear as early as next week, which could make for another busy week in D.C.
But in the meantime, its nearly the weekend; here's the entire past week in photos:
Comedian Jon Stewart, speaks with Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., before the start of the press conference on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks about his visit to the Grand Ole Opry with Nashville native Annabel Casteel from the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the Capitol Rotunda after a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Netanyahu was on his way to a meeting with Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talks with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in the Capitol after a meeting of the House Republican Conference on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin leaves the Capitol after a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., poses with her office's chief morale officer, Carmela, on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rows of chairs reserved for members of Congress were set up for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's ceremony on Wednesday at the The National Museum of American History where she donated items representing her term as the first female Speaker of the House. Items donated included her gavel, the tally sheet from her election as speaker and a dress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Watch: Pelosi Looks Toward Future As She Makes Smithsonian Donation
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks about the Iditarod race in front of a race tracker poster outside her office in the Hart Senate Office building on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., walks up the House steps for final votes of the week in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., prepare for a news conference in the Capitol on Thursday to introduce legislation that would prevent individuals who pose a threat from accessing guns (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Also Watch — Bears, Broken Podiums and Poster Malfunctions: Congressional Hits and Misses
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