The Service Year Alliance convened on the West Front of the Capitol on Monday in inflatable eagle costumes to call on Congress to expand funding in the 2019 budget for AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps and YouthBuild. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
The focal point of the week of May 7 on Capitol Hill was the series of meetings that Gina Haspel had with senators, as well as the
culminating confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Just outside of D.C. on Thursday morning, a scene played out on a tarmac — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned with three American citizens who had been detained in North Korea, and the president was there to greet them.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, arrives in the Hart Building on Monday for meetings with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other senators. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., holds a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., as her husband, Joe, holds the Bible on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, the chaplain for the House, delivers the opening prayer on Tuesday, during the Capitol Police annual memorial service honoring the four officers who have died in the line of duty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson while protecting the Capitol from a gunman’’s attack on July 24, 1998. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with a reporter before the Senate Democratic policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cracks a smile as he speaks to the press after the Senate Republican policy lunch. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) A Code Pink protester is arrested by Capitol Police before the start of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Haspel on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., third from left, arrive for the Haspel hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Haspel testifies before the Intelligence panel on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Watch: Haspel’s Confirmation Hearing Felt Like Deja Vu to 2014 Interrogation Debate
The entire Alaska congressional delegation — Sen. Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young and Sen. Lisa Murkowski — speaks to a group of Close Up program students from Alaska on the House steps on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted freed American detainees from North Korea on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center after a Thursday news conference with House and Senate Democrats on a report they say shows that prescription drug prices have risen under Trump. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Schumer makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.