Stories by Douglas Graham:
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.
Feb. 13, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Joe Robinson, an Arkansas Democrat, laid out the agenda for 1937 at the years first news conference Jan. 2. Some things never change one of the issues Robinson discussed was balancing the budget.
Feb. 10, 2012
The Conservative Political Action Conference held last week at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel was a magnet for conservative celebrities. But the stars couldnt be everywhere all the time, so this cardboard cutout of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh was set up in a side hallway for passers-by who wanted to snap a photo but never ran across the real deal.
Feb. 8, 2012
Bleary-eyed Democratic Senate leaders (from left) Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Patty Murray and Harry Reid wait their turn at the lectern following the weekly policy luncheons Tuesday.
Feb. 7, 2012
Sometimes, news photographs come together just because the subject happens to stand in the right place at the right time
Feb. 6, 2012
Its been a decade since Rep. Billy Tauzin grilled Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling.
Feb. 3, 2012
The high-ceilinged House Ways and Means Committee room hosted a markup Friday of a Republican energy and infrastructure bill, giving lawmakers plenty of room to air their views on the controversial topic.
Feb. 1, 2012
This Brownie, from Troop 259 in Maryland, was not entirely enjoying Wednesdays festivities in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room celebrating the centennial of the Girl Scouts. The event featured speeches by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Jan. 31, 2012
We love how this photo looks like a jigsaw puzzle and also how the entire frame is in silhouette with the exception of the flag catching a beam of light just below where Steven Graham of the Architect of the Capitols tree division does a little pre-spring pruning of the red oak trees in Upper Senate Park.
Jan. 30, 2012
Members of the New World Bilingual Institute at George Mason University line up with their dragon Sunday for the annual Chinese New Year parade in Washington, D.C.s Chinatown. Jan. 23 marked the beginning of the year 4709, the year of the dragon.
Jan. 27, 2012
Miss Collegiate America 2011 Shannon Folsom and Miss High School America 2011 Summer Priester rode the escalator to the Senate Subway on Thursday on their way out of the Capitol, getting more attention from reporters than some Senators who pass through on a regular basis.
Jan. 25, 2012
President Barack Obama bid a fond farewell to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords prior to his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The hug was merely a prelude to an emotional Wednesday on the House floor, when the Arizona Democrat submitted her resignation.
Jan. 24, 2012
There is a lot going on in this photo from last years State of the Union address. President Barack Obamas second State of the Union address had a different look and feel from others of the modern era.
Jan. 23, 2012
The 2007 March for Life, which moved up the Mall to the Supreme Court, encountered the same sort of damp and icy conditions that prevailed Monday, which was the 39th anniversary of the courts Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Jan. 20, 2012
Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp takes a call in the basement of the Capitol last week. The freshman lawmaker, a member of the Agriculture Committee, is also a farmer and rancher the boots are a dead giveaway.
Jan. 18, 2012
House Minority Leader (and newspaper publisher) Bertrand Snell of New York condemned the sale to corporations of books about the Democratic National Convention.
Jan. 17, 2012
While Senators were home repairing political fences in the midst of the Great Depression, workmen were busy repairing the Senate Chamber, which underwent a thorough painting and renovation in late 1937.
Jan. 13, 2012
The House returns today, but crews were out last week shining up the Capitol in anticipation of the lawmakers return.
Jan. 6, 2012
The 273rd Military Police Company and 121st MP Detachment are headed to Afghanistan. Here, 1st Lt. Randolph McGeorge steals a few last moments with his girlfriend, Stephanie Bollheimer, at the Districts National Guard Armory.
Dec. 19, 2011
Rick Hohensee is a fixture on the Hill these days, with his sign that somewhat obscurely promotes replacing the Department of Education with an ABC.gov website.
Dec. 16, 2011
Occupy Faith DC protesters took a page out of Exodus last week in attempting unsuccessfully to deliver to Speaker John Boehner a golden calf.
Dec. 14, 2011
Oh, when are they going to go home? That was the question on the minds of many in attendance as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answered questions after the Senate Democrats policy lunch Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2011
Only the shadow knows what will make this Congress work: These 10 men seem to think they have the answer as they kick off a Tuesday event in the Cannon House Office Building hosted by No Labels to announce a 12-point action plan called Make Congress Work.
Dec. 12, 2011
We just loved this photo from last weeks news conference with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, as the Wisconsin Republican unveiled a package of legislative reforms designed to repair the broken budget process.
Dec. 9, 2011
Theres just something about the Capitol that makes tourists want to leap. Visitors hamming for the camera on the Capitol grounds create great shots like this one on the East Front.