As always, it was a busy week in Washington as the summer heat hits in full force. The issue of families being separated at the border dominated Hill hearings and led to several protests throughout the capital city.
The Congressional Women’s Softball Game took place on Wednesday with the press team defeating the Congress team 5-0 in a five-inning victory that was called due to rain.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
UNITED STATES - June 19: A group of mothers and their children protesting the separation of families at the southern border are escorted out of the “Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election” hearing held in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform and House Judiciary Committees Tuesday June 19, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and John Kennedy, R-La., wait in the U.S. Senate Radio & Television Correspondents Gallery for other senators to arrive for their news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday to call on the Senate to vote on the rescissions package. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The Edge of U2 is interviewed the Capitol’s Senate subway on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., rides the Senate subway on Tuesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) President Donald Trump pauses to make a remark to the media as he arrives for the House Republican caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a news conference on Wednesday on the upcoming expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Chairman Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing in Hart Building titled “Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections,” on Wednesday. Michael Daniel, former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to President Obama, and Amb. Victoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and House Democrats hold a rally on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday to call for passage of “The Keep Families Together Act,” that would stop the separation of parents and children at the border of the U.S. and Mexico. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Speaker Paul D. Ryan visits with the press team, known as the Bad News Babes, at the Congressional Softball Game on Wednesday and meets 2-month-old Gibson, son of NPR’s Tamara Keith. The Bad News Babes defeated Team Congress 5-0 in five innings before rain halted the game. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Fans watch in the rain as members of the press and Congress play each other during the Congressional Women’’s Softball Game at the Watkins Recreation Center in Capitol Hill. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., greets her interns after the Congressional Women’s Softball Game. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Dr. William Kennedy Smith greets attendees of a rally on the East Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday to condemn the separation and detention of families at the border of the U.S. and Mexico. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) On Thursday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., speaks with reporters as he leaves Speaker Ryan’s office as House GOP leadership tries to find a path to pass immigration legislation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Joe Manchin, R-W.Va., speaks to tourists while showing his grandson around the Capitol onThursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)