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Photos of the Week: Inauguration Plans Underway, Edison Statue Unveiled and More

The week of Sept. 19 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid attends a news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This week in Washington saw the release of a Republican version of a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open after Oct. 1. But Democrats quickly rejected the bill, objecting to some of the text.

Meanwhile, the first nails in the Inauguration Day platform were ceremoniously struck into wood by congressional leaders, a reminder that Jan. 20 is now less than four months away. And a new statue arrived in Statuary Hall in the Capitol — Thomas Edison's mug joined the room for the state of Ohio. 

Here is a look at the week in photos:

A sign notifies visitors that the elevator is out of service at the Washington Monument on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sign notifies visitors that the elevator is out of service at the Washington Monument on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Visitors tour the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Visitors tour the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is sworn in before testifying at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in the Dirksen building on Tuesday, Sept. 20, about the company's unauthorized accounts opened under customers' names. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is sworn in before testifying at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in the Dirksen building on Tuesday, Sept. 20, about the company's unauthorized accounts opened under customers' names. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and John McCain of Arizona at a press conference on military aid to Israel on Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, right, and John McCain of Arizona at a press conference on military aid to Israel on Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, center, speaks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, center, speaks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi participate in the First Nail ceremony that launches the construction of the Inaugural platform on the West Front of the Capitol, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi participate in the First Nail ceremony that launches the construction of the Inaugural platform on the West Front of the Capitol, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer prepares to participate in the First Nail ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer prepares to participate in the First Nail ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Derek Kilmer of Washington, far left, and Ted Deutch, far right, of Florida, talk with co-champions of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Jairam Hathwar, 13, left, and Nihar Janga, 11, before the Politicians vs. Press Spelling Bee at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Derek Kilmer of Washington, far left, and Ted Deutch, far right, of Florida, talk with co-champions of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Jairam Hathwar, 13, left, and Nihar Janga, 11, before the Politicians vs. Press Spelling Bee at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
After fabric covering the Thomas Edison statue prematurely dropped, members of the U.S. Capitol Police Honor Guard help refit the sheet before the start of the unveiling ceremony for the statue in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
After fabric covering the Thomas Edison statue prematurely dropped, members of the U.S. Capitol Police Honor Guard help refit the sheet before the start of the unveiling ceremony for the statue in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Actor Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on the Netflix series "House of Cards" takes a selfie with a fan in the Capitol while on the Hill advocating for the Older Americans Act on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Actor Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on the Netflix series "House of Cards" takes a selfie with a fan in the Capitol while on the Hill advocating for the Older Americans Act on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew prepares to testify at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn building, titled “The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew prepares to testify at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn building, titled “The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce, center, attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn building on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce, center, attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn building on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski talks with reporters in the Senate subway on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski talks with reporters in the Senate subway on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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