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Photos of the Week: House in While Senate's Out, Congressional Football and a Wharf

The week of Oct. 10 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., holds up bunny ear fingers behind a a technician testing the microphones before the start of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Thursday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

The House was the only chamber in session this week in Washington. The lawmakers headed out of town Thursday for their own recess. The Senate returns next week. 

The congressional football team played a game against Capitol police officers this week while D.C. leaders christened a new wharf in town. 

Here's the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: From left, Reps. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Tim Murphy, R-Pa., and Clay Higgins, R-La., leave a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on October 11, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Tim Murphy, R-Pa., and Clay Higgins, R-La., leave a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, dons a Houston Astros hat after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on October 11, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, dons a Houston Astros hat after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., leaves a news conference in the Capitol on his Louisiana State University themed scooter, where House Republican leaders addressed disaster funding for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico and the California wild fires on October 11, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., leaves a news conference on Wednesday in the Capitol on his Louisiana State University-themed scooter, where House Republican leaders addressed disaster funding for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico and the California wild fires. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., center, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, attends a markup in Rayburn Building on October 11, 2017. Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Denny Heck, D-Wash., also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
On Wednesday, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, attends a markup in Rayburn Building. Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Denny Heck, D-Wash., also appear. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, holds his jacket over his head as he walks down the House steps in a light rain following a vote on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, holds his jacket over his head as he walks down the House steps in a light rain following a vote on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and NFL star Herschel Walker watch amor the sidelines during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and NFL star Herschel Walker watch along the sidelines during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
 From left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks with Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, during theHouse Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks with Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, during the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Thursday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 12: A member of the Honor Guard waits to present the colors during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex along Maine Avenue, SW, on October 12, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A member of the Honor Guard waits to present the colors during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex along Maine Avenue, SW, on Thursday. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 12: Members of the Eastern High School marching band perform during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex along Maine Avenue, SW, on October 12, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the Eastern High School marching band perform during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex along Maine Avenue, SW, on October 12, 2017. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 12: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser appears with the Eastern High School marching band during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex along Maine Avenue, SW, on October 12, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appears with the Eastern High School marching band during the opening ceremony of the Wharf complex. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 12: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., conducts a news conference in Russell Building on a health care executive order signed by President Trump that would allow groups to access to insurance over state lines on October 12, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., conducts a news conference on Thursday in the Russell Building on a health care executive order signed by President Donald Trump that would allow groups to access to insurance over state lines. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)

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