The summer is in full swing in Washington with the Hill abuzz after the president’s Helsinki meeting earlier this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The week saw demonstrators gather in front of the White House to
protest President Donald Trump’s overseas summit.
Back at the Capitol, a summer staple — the
hot dog lunch giveaway brought free food and former Major League Baseball greats to staffers of all kinds.
Here’s the entire week in Washington:
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., conducts a news conference Monday to criticize President Donald Trump for his remarks at his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters in the Capitol on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a House Pro-Choice Caucus news conference Tuesday held outside of her office to express opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also pictured, from right, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Kavanaugh and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, conduct a photo-op in the Russell Building before a meeting on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., is seen Tuesday after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Capitol Police officers keep pedestrians from entering the Cannon tunnel Tuesday after heavy rains caused flooding in the walkway from the Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., eats a corn dog during the American Meat Institute’s annual Hot Dog Lunch in the Rayburn courtyard on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A woman walks through the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday as sun shines through the skylights. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., laughs with “Pigfoot,” a mascot for the Citizens Against Government Waste, during the 2018 Congressional Pig Book launch event hosted by the watchdog group on Wednesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks at a candlelight vigil in front of the White House on Wednesday. The protest called for Trump’s impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of his Helsinki meeting with Putin. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) A protester takes photos of the “Treason” sign Wednesday night as demonstrators gather in front of the White House for an anti-Trump rally and candlelight vigil on Wednesday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)