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Photos of the Week: Members Dash to Memorial Day Recess as California Primaries Heat Up

The week of May 21 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., leaves the Capitol on Thursday after the last votes in the House before the Memorial Day recess. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Activity on the Hill has ground to a halt ahead of the Memorial Day recess while campaign season is in full swing in the Golden State. In addition to our usual coverage of Capitol Hill and its players, Roll Call is on the road in California ahead of the state’s June 5 primary.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

 From left, candidate Mai-Khanh Tran, correspondent for "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" Ashley Nicole Black, candidate Andy Thorburn and candidate Sam Jammal, talk after an informal candidate forum during a rally held by Swing Left at Carolyn Rosa Park in Rowland Heights, Calif., on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Ashley Nicole Black, who is from the district, along with a camera crew from "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" were on hand to focus on the election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Democrats Mai Khanh Tran, left, Andy Thorburn, second from right, and Sam Jammal, right, meet with “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” correspondent Ashley Nicole Black after an informal candidate forum in Rowland Heights, Calif., on Saturday. Tran, Thorburn and Jammal are running for California’s open 39th District seat. Black is from the district. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 20: Supporters rally for Harley Rouda, Democrat running for California's 48th Congressional district seat in Congress, in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Sunday, May 20, 2018. California is holding its primary election on June 5, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Supporters rally for Democrat Harley Rouda in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Sunday. Rouda is running for California’s 48th District. The primary is June 5. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 21: Revs. William Barber, left, Jesse Jackson, and Romiah Short, 7, attend a rally on the east front lawn of the Capitol with members of the Poor People’s Campaign to call on lawmakers to address the "connection between systemic racism, poverty and voter suppression," May 21, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From second from left, the Rev. William Barber, 7-year-old Romiah Short and the Rev. Jesse Jackson attend a rally Monday on the East Front lawn of the Capitol with members of the Poor People’’s Campaign to call on lawmakers to address the “connection between systemic racism, poverty and voter suppression.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, waves an American flag at the conclusion of Monday afternoon's 'A Better Deal for Our Democracy' press conference hosted by House and Senate Democrats May 21, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., waves an American flag at the conclusion of Monday afternoon’s ‘A Better Deal for Our Democracy’ news conference hosted by House and Senate Democrats. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 21: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., prepares for a House Rules Committee hearing in the Capitol on May 21, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., prepares for a House Rules hearing Monday on the national defense authorization bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
 Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., addresses the press before the House Republican Leadership Press Conference Tuesday morning May 22, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., addresses the press Tuesday morning before the House Republican leadership press conference. Meadows chairs the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Lily Eskelsen Garcia, in red, president of the National Education Association, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, prepare for a news conference in the Capitol to announce part of the Democrats' "A Better Deal," plan that would increase teachers' pay and make investments in schools on May 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, in red, president of the National Education Association, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prepare for a news conference on Tuesday in the Capitol to announce part of the Democrats’ plan to increase teachers’ pay and make investments in schools. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell is seen in the Capitol on May 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is seen in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Young Kim, Republican running for California's 39th Congressional district seat in Congress, speaks with the event organizer as participants prepare for the start of the Brea & Placentia Caravan gathering of real estate professionals at Panera Bread in Brea, Calif., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. California is holding its primary election on June 5, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
California Republican Young Kim, second from left, speaks with the event organizer Wednesday as participants prepare for the start of the Brea & Placentia Caravan gathering of real estate professionals at Panera Bread in Brea, Calif. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: Megan Simon, 25, of Los Angeles, talks with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., in the Rayburn subway during the Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Megan Simon, 25, of Los Angeles, talks with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., in the Rayburn subway Wednesday during the Foster Youth Shadow Day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: A member of the security detail for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., prepares to let him out of an SUV at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, before a news conference to urge President Trump to take action to lower gas prices on May 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A member of Schumer’s security detail prepares to let him out of an SUV on Wednesday at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and Second Street Northeast before a news conference to urge President Donald Trump to take action to lower gas prices. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: Roy Ayoub, service manager at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, films a news conference with, from left Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., to urge President Trump to take action to lower gas prices on May 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Roy Ayoub, service manager at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and Second Street Northeast, films the news conference on Wednesday. In background from left, Schumer, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event held by The Capitol Historical Society to honor the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday. ( Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Former Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event Wednesday in Statuary Hall organized by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society to honor the House Energy and Commerce Committee. ( Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

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