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Photos of the Week: Senate Summer Session Commences, and Breaks

The week of July 30 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., jokes with Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, as he walks down the Senate steps after the last vote of the week in the Senate on Wednesday. Risch was posing for a photo with interns on the steps. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate was at work this week passing a four-bill spending package, which completes the chamber’s 12 appropriations bills for the year. The House got its first week of summer recess under its belt, and by the end of the week, the Senate joined them. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing for a truncated recess, with senators in their home states next week but expected back on the Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 15. 

Here’s the entire week in Washington in photos:

UNITED STATES – JULY 30: Richard Shelby, R-Ala. extends his hand to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his office in the Russell Office Building Monday July 30, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. extends his hand to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his office in the Russell Building on Monday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., talks to interns in the Congressional Auditorium on July 30, 2018, on his role in prosecuting participants in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., talks to interns in the Congressional Auditorium on Monday about his role in prosecuting white supremacists who bombed Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in the 1960s. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A protester is seen outside of the United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia where President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort stands trial July 31, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A protester stands outside the United States District Court in Alexandria on Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort stands trial. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
 Protesters with children attempt to interrupt the opening statement of Carla L. Provost, foreground, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Hart Building titled "Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts," on July 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters call for the reunification of kids and their parents as they interrupt the opening statement of Carla L. Provost, foreground, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, during a Tuesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Hart Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 31: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on July 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 31: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, talk after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on July 31, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, talk in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: From left, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., talk before the start testimony from Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, prepares to testify during the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on “Examining EPA’s Agenda: Protecting the Environment and Allowing America’s Economy to Grow” on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the Environment and Public Works panel — from left, Sens. Shelby, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb. — prepare to hear testimony Wednesday from Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Lawrence Kudlow, right, director of the National Economic Council, speaks to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as the Senate wraps up legislative business for the week on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Lawrence Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, speaks to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as the Senate wraps up legislative business for the week on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Jennifer Flynn Walker from the Center for Popular Democracy, talks with a Capitol Police officer during a protest to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, outside the office of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in Dirksen Building on August 1, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jennifer Flynn Walker of the Center for Popular Democracy talks with a Capitol Police officer during a Wednesday protest to oppose the president’s Supreme Court pick outside the office of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in the Dirksen Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 02: From left, Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, conduct a news conference in Dirksen Building on August 2, 2018, with boxes representing roughly 1 million pages of documents to be submitted to the committee on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, conduct a news conference in the Dirksen Building on Thursday, with boxes representing roughly 1 million pages of documents to be submitted to the committee on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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