A marathon of impeachment hearings dominated the week, but we also saw former Speaker
John Boehner return to the Capitol for the unveiling of his portrait before Congress left town for the Thanksgiving recess.
Here is the week in photos:
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives Tuesday to testify in the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies Tuesday during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on oversight of the bureau. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, uses transcripts of depositions as a prop while questioning Vindman on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., boards a senators-only elevator in the Capitol on Tuesday. ( Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) A quote from a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a monitor during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., holds the Congressional “Longest Yard” Football Champions trophy as he boards an elevator in the Longworth House Office Building on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, stands next to his portrait after its unveiling in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, prepares to testify to the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) From left, Reps. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Lucy McBath, D-Ga., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., walk through the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday before delivering a sign to McConnell’s office calling on the Senate to act on background checks legislation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, conducts a news conference after Sondland’s testimony on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia for the National Security Council, arrives for the Thursday’s Intelligence Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) From left, Reps. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., sit in the audience during Thursday’s impeachment inquiry hearing. David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, also testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., listens during Thursday’s impeachment hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Members walk down the House steps for the start of Thanksgiving recess after the final vote of the week on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)