The midterms have come and gone and it’s back to the Hill for members new and old. The lame duck sessions in the House and Senate gaveled in Tuesday while new member orientation kicked off its first week.
The chambers, along with orientation, recess next week for the Thanksgiving holiday and will start up sessions again the week of Nov. 26.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
Sen.-elect, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Sen.-elect Mike Braun, R-Ind., leave a meeting with other new GOP Senators and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) From left, Sen.-elect Mike Braun, R-Ind., Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Sen.-elect Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Sen.-elect Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Sen.-elect Kevin Cramer, R-N.Dak., pose for a group photo in McConnell’s office in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., gets directions from a Capitol Police officer upon entering the Senate carriage entrance of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Members-elect from left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Sharice Davids, D-Kan., Haley Stevens, D-Mich., and other members of the incoming freshman class, pose for a photo on the East Front of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leaves the House Republican leadership election in Longworth Building on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. — newly elected as House Minority Leader for the upcoming Congress — arrives for the press conference following the House GOP leadership elections in the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Capitol workers paint the 2nd floor hallway of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to reporters as she arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee markup hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., concludes her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)