Activity on the Hill has ground to a halt ahead of the Memorial Day recess while campaign season is in full swing in the Golden State. In addition to our usual coverage of Capitol Hill and its players, Roll Call is on the road in California ahead of the state’s June 5 primary.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
Democrats Mai Khanh Tran, left, Andy Thorburn, second from right, and Sam Jammal, right, meet with “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” correspondent Ashley Nicole Black after an informal candidate forum in Rowland Heights, Calif., on Saturday. Tran, Thorburn and Jammal are running for California’s open 39th District seat. Black is from the district. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Supporters rally for Democrat Harley Rouda in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Sunday. Rouda is running for California’s 48th District. The primary is June 5. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) From second from left, the Rev. William Barber, 7-year-old Romiah Short and the Rev. Jesse Jackson attend a rally Monday on the East Front lawn of the Capitol with members of the Poor People’’s Campaign to call on lawmakers to address the “connection between systemic racism, poverty and voter suppression.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., waves an American flag at the conclusion of Monday afternoon’s ‘A Better Deal for Our Democracy’ news conference hosted by House and Senate Democrats. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., prepares for a House Rules hearing Monday on the national defense authorization bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., addresses the press Tuesday morning before the House Republican leadership press conference. Meadows chairs the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Schumer, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, in red, president of the National Education Association, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prepare for a news conference on Tuesday in the Capitol to announce part of the Democrats’ plan to increase teachers’ pay and make investments in schools. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) California Republican Young Kim, second from left, speaks with the event organizer Wednesday as participants prepare for the start of the Brea & Placentia Caravan gathering of real estate professionals at Panera Bread in Brea, Calif. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Megan Simon, 25, of Los Angeles, talks with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., in the Rayburn subway Wednesday during the Foster Youth Shadow Day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A member of Schumer’s security detail prepares to let him out of an SUV on Wednesday at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and Second Street Northeast before a news conference to urge President Donald Trump to take action to lower gas prices. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Roy Ayoub, service manager at the Exxon gas station at Massachusetts Avenue and Second Street Northeast, films the news conference on Wednesday. In background from left, Schumer, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Former Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., speaks at an event Wednesday in Statuary Hall organized by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society to honor the House Energy and Commerce Committee. ( Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Also Watch: McConnell and Klobuchar High-Five After Passage of Sexual Harassment Bill