Another busy week in Washington and another partial government shutdown.
The Senate leaders announced earlier this week that they had come to an agreement on a two-year budget deal as well as a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 23. But the week was not without drama. House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., used the powers of leadership in the chamber to speak on the floor for eight hours and six minutes on Wednesday to ask the speaker to make a commitment to immigration legislation.
At the end of the week, Sen.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., objected to a procedure in the Senate that would have sped up consideration of the budget deal on the floor, forcing a nearly eight hour government shutdown while the Senate and House stayed in early into the hours of Friday morning to send the bill to the president’s desk.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, arrive on Monday for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence vote on releasing the Democratic response to the Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., walk to their morning committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Reporters swarm around Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has he leaves the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters as she boards the Senate subway in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sens. Them Tillis, R-N.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, prepare for a news conference in the Capitol on Wednesday, to announce a bipartisan resolution to form a Senate committee to investigate USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee on the handling of Larry Nassar and his sexual abuse of athletes. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., poses for selfies in Statuary Hall with female students touring the Capitol as part of the Closeup Foundation program on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appears on the House floor as House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., at podium, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., and Vice Chair, Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., conduct a news conference before House Democrats attend a speech by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., arrive for the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Biden arrives for the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Pelosi speaks with reporters as she leaves the House chamber in the Capitol after holding her “filibuster” focusing on DACA for more than eight hours on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on nominations in Hart Building on Thursday. Corker introduced Paul C. Ney Jr., nominee to be the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for his weekly news conference in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)