Stories by Douglas Graham:
April 6, 2012
Tulips were in full bloom last week on the East Plaza in front of the Capitol, providing a scenic path for tourists flooding the District for spring break and for photographers with a little extra time on their hands during the Congressional recess.
March 30, 2012
Kathleen Alvarez of the Secretary of the Senates office reads a book on the Senate steps after the last votes before Easter recess.
March 28, 2012
Rep. Phil Gingrey takes a photo of press assistant Amy Larkin on Wednesday outside the Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments on the 2010 health care law.
March 27, 2012
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) runs across the plaza in front of the Supreme Court at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday as he rushed to get inside in time for the 10 a.m. start of oral arguments on the 2010 health care law.
March 26, 2012
From left: The Rev. Rob Schenck and the Rev. Myke Crowder of the National Clergy Council, and the Rev. Paul Schenck wait in line Monday outside the Supreme Court for the first day of oral arguments in the case of Florida v. Health and Human Services, which could determine the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law.
March 23, 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy checks his smartphone on the House steps under the watchful eye of an unidentified observer.
March 21, 2012
Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad takes one last look before facing the cameras at his Tuesday news conference on setting fiscal 2013 spending levels.
March 20, 2012
With cherry blossoms in full bloom, visitors to Washington, D.C., are also peaking. Here, two women take in the views and enjoy the sunshine on the west side of the Lincoln Memorial.
March 19, 2012
We had planned to photograph the Harlem Globetrotters dribbling basketballs across Arlington Memorial Bridge as the tipoff to Globetrotter Week in Washington, D.C. But at the last second, the team decided to use Key Bridge instead, so we did not get that shot. But necessity is the mother of invention, so Tom shot this colorfully dressed woman from across five lanes of traffic.
March 16, 2012
Emily Dedmon, 14, an eighth-grader from Lutheran South Academy in Houston, listens to a talk by Sen. Rand Paul in Upper Senate Park. Pauls niece and nephew are in Dedmons class.
March 14, 2012
Washington Sen. Patty Murray talks with her staff Tuesday in the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol following the weekly Democratic luncheon.
March 13, 2012
The House Financial Services Committee hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building gets a fresh coat of paint as earthquake damage repair work is completed this week.
March 12, 2012
Full of confidence as they looked ahead to the 1940 elections, Republicans gathered on April 20 that year for a dinner at which they forecast victory in the coming presidential election.
March 9, 2012
Japanese magnolias are beginning to bloom around the Capitol, a sure indicator that cherry blossoms will soon follow as the weather warms and the National Cherry Blossom Festival centennial celebration approaches.
March 7, 2012
With Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in front, the Senate Republican leadership team (from left) Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota, Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming and Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt of Missouri emerged from the caucus lunch Tuesday to talk with the press.
March 6, 2012
It appears as if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dancing with House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as the two greet each other in Statuary Hall on Tuesday.
March 5, 2012
This shot of GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John McCain on their way to a news conference Thursday to unveil cybersecurity legislation caught everyones eyes, but it had to wait a few days to get into the paper.
March 2, 2012
Looks like business as usual on Capitol Hill as Cub Scouts from Pack 301 in Alexandria, Va., demonstrate to the press corps in the Senate Studio that they know exactly how to run a news conference with maybe even a bit more order than the usual suspects.
Feb. 29, 2012
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (clockwise from top), Rep. John Lewis and the Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House, congregate near a sandstone marker unveiled Tuesday in the Capitol Visitor Centers Emancipation Hall commemorating the role of slave labor in the construction of the Capitol.
Feb. 28, 2012
Rand Paul is captured here during the simple task of helping his mother, Carol wife of a House Member and mother of the Senator from the Senate subway. The best photojournalism can be the everyday things that we take for granted. When those quiet occasions are frozen in time by the camera and we have a chance to study them, they become really special moments.
Feb. 27, 2012
Roll Call photographer Bill Clark claimed three Awards of Excellence and a second place for the On Capitol Hill category in the White House News Photographers Association Eyes of History 2012 competition. One winning shot included then-CIA Director Leon Panetta, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Feb. 24, 2012
With Congress on recess, Roll Call photographers drifted off campus and up to the new venue in town the Hamilton where rocker Eddie Money was performing. Tom Williams came away with this classic photo of the famed rocker from the 70s and 80s.
Feb. 17, 2012
Enter stage right: Speaker John Boehner waits his turn in the shadows at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. He was attending an event hosted by General Electric titled American Competitiveness: What Works on manufacturing, job creation and global competition.
Feb. 15, 2012
In the old days, interest groups delivering piles of petitions with signatures to lawmakers had to lug heavy boxes into the Capitol. No more.
Feb. 14, 2012
While telling the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that this cant just be about cuts, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended the Obama administrations planned reductions in Pentagon spending while saying he had made no plans to deal with the effects of automatic cuts set to begin in 2013.