It’s beginning to look a lot like Impeachmas around Capitol Hill. Congress tries to get into the Christmas spirit with funding of the government past Dec. 20, and the House determined to hold a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before the end of the year.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks with a staffer Tuesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., right, shakes hands with Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., as he walks to the Senate floor to deliver his farewell address in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and aide Justin Goodman talk in the Ohio Clock Corridor after the Senate luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., holds a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday on the committee’'s report on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., points to a poster as he speaks about the impeachment inquiry during a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Vice President Mike Pence, his chief of staff Marc Short, right, and press secretary Katie Waldman arrive for a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi leave the Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans'’ lunch on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., holds an energy drink as he comes back from a recess during the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Rain clouds are lit by the setting sun at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Shirley Carter holds a pictures of her son Phillip Taylor, who was killed in Dallas in 2017, during a rally Thursday in the Hart Building to call for action on gun violence prevention. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) As she ends her weekly news conference on Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reacts after a reporter asks if she hates Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, puts on a Washington Nationals jersey as he pays off his World Series bet with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in the Capitol on Thursday. Cruz, who bet on the Houston Astros, provided a Texas-themed buffet for his and Kaine’s staffers. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)