It’s almost time for summer recess when all members of Congress will go back to where they came from. This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as the immigration debate continues. Oh, and we have members of Congress holding a cute dog.
A protester with a coalition of Catholic activists lays on the ground before being arrested in the Russell Rotunda on Thursday. Seventy demonstrators were arrested as they protested against conditions migrants are being held in at detention facilities. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, shields his face from the cameras as he speaks with ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, before the start of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on “Moon to Mars: NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Exploration” on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) A collection of barbie dolls celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was on display at the “Barbie Pond on Avenue Q,” outside a house in Washington on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Barbie Pond’s Instagram account reported the theft of the Barbie moon rover. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) People gather on the National Mall to take photos of the projection of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument on Tuesday, as part of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington monument on July 16, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with senior advisor Wendell Primus as she leaves the House floor after the House voted against striking the Speaker’s words from the record on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey, left, and Crystal Griner stand as Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin presents them with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The two officers were credited with saving the lives of Republican members of Congress during the shooting at the Congressional Baseball Game baseball practice in 2017. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, left, speaks with Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO, in the Senate Reception Room during the Senate Democrats’ policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Minnesota Republican Rep. Pete Stauber, left, and Rep. Cindy Axne, an Iowa Democrat, hold a dog during the news conference at the Capitol calling for the passage of federal animal cruelty law on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, attends a candle lighting ceremony at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to remember survivors of the Holocaust and of religious persecution on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)