The week on the Hill was not short on news. Michigan Rep. Updated at 10:08 a.m. | John Conyers Jr. resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct while Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a fellow Democrat, announced he intended to do the same soon. Late Thursday, Republican Trent Franks from Arizona said he would resign effective Jan. 31 over sexual harassment allegations in his office.
At the same time, the funding deadline to keep the government open loomed. But a government shutdown was averted Thursday — at least for another two weeks — when both chambers passed a continuing resolution through Dec. 22.
Oh, and don’t forget the Capitol Christmas tree.
The evergreen was decorated this week and officially lit Wednesday night.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
A cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump stands outside a souvenir store at the entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station near the White House on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) A worker from the Architect of the Capitol decorates the Capitol Christmas tree Monday. The tree was harvested from Montana's Kootenai National Forest ahead of Wednesday’s lighting ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Iowa Rep. Steve King speaks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday in support of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple citing his religious beliefs. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey arrives in the Capitol on Tuesday before the Senate policy lunches. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Arizona Sen. John McCain and staff make their way Tuesday from the Capitol Visitor Center to the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady makes his way to a meeting in Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s office in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is interviewed in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) From left, Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson huddle Wednesday before their press conference in the Capitol on a new bipartisan bill to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Francisco Gutierrez of Middletown, N.Y., demonstrates in front of the Supreme Court building Wednesday as part of protests around the Capitol calling on Congress to find a fix to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Alabama Sen. Richard C. Shelby talks to reporters in the Senate subway Wednesday before a vote in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies Thursday during the House Judiciary hearing on oversight of the agency. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his wife, Franni, leave the Capitol on Thursday after he announced on the Senate floor that he will be resigning his seat “in the coming weeks.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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