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Photos of the Week: DACA Protests, Harvey Relief and Leadership Smiles and Frowns

The week of Sept. 5 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal returns to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, and the Senate Judiciary staff on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress returned from its August recess to a short but dramatic week. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his decision to end a program that shielded from deportation undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children. Protests erupted around the nation, including in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Also this week, Congress considered a Hurricane Harvey relief package, which made headlines Wednesday afternoon after Trump struck a deal with Democratic leaders to attach certain provisions to that measure.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., arrive for a news conference after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on September 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray arrive for a news conference after the Senate policy luncheons in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 06: From left, Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, conduct a news conference after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on September 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn conduct a news conference on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, speaks during a press conference with Texas Republicans following the House vote on Hurricane Harvey relief on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Texas Rep. Pete Olson speaks during a press conference with Texas Republicans following the House vote on Hurricane Harvey relief on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 6: Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., poses with supporters before the start of a press conference with Senate and House Democrats to urge Congressional Republicans to stand up to President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative by bringing the DREAM Act for a vote on the House and Senate Floor. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
California Rep. Lou Correa poses with supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before the start of a press conference Wednesday with Senate and House Democrats on President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 06: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conducts a news conference in the Capitol on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and DACA on September 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Speaker Paul Ryan conducts a news conference in the Capitol on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and DACA on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 5: From left, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., gather in the Capitol with other House Democrats in solidarity with DREAMers and to speak out against President Trump’s decision to end DACA on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Reps. Kihuen and Espaillat are the first formerly undocumented Members to serve in Congress. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen and New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham gather in the Capitol on Tuesday with other House Democrats to speak out against Trump’s decision to end the DACA program. Espaillat and Kihuen were both formerly undocumented and are the first to serve in Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
 Immigration rights demonstrators hold signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington to oppose President Trump's decision to end the DACA program for "dreamers" on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Demonstrators hold signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington to oppose Trump’s decision to end the DACA program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 05: Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., right, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., prepare for a news conference in the Capitol on a bipartisan DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for immigrants who grew up in the U.S. on September 5, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, right, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina prepare for a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday on their DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for immigrants who grew up in the U.S. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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