Congress is back in the nation’s capital for at least a few weeks after a summer recess.
This week, the Capitol Rotunda reopened to the public after being closed for a portion of the summer to remove the interior scaffolding that shrouded the room for the better part of the building’s renovation phase.
On Wednesday, Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia came to town to meet with members of his caucus during the weekly policy lunches.
Members of Congress concluded the week on the steps of the Capitol to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Here is a look at the week in photos:
Images by Roll Call