During what was scheduled to be the final week of Congress before the Christmas recess, a deal on funding the government, an agreement on the trade agreement that would replace NAFTA, and advancement of the articles of impeachment set up an extra week of work on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., looks over the Justice Department inspector general’s report on DOJ and FBI conduct during the FISA warrant process related to the 2016 presidential election in the Senate Radioa/TV Gallery before holding his news conference on the report on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves a news conference after announcing the articles of impeachment against Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., sits on a stool waiting to do a TV interview in the Will Rogers Corridor of the Capitol after articles of impeachment against Trump were announced on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., holds a news conference in the Capitol shortly after articles of impeachment against Trump were announced on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, talks with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., before the start of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wedensday on the DOJ IG report on the use of the FISA Act in the Trump campaign investigation. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., leans back in his chair during the House Judiciary Committee markup hearing on the articles of impeachment on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) J. Brett Blanton, Architect of the Capitol nominee, testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Pelosi attends a rally on the House steps of the Capitol with other members on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., yawns as Collins speaks during the Judiciary markup of articles of impeachment on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leaves a meeting about government funding in Pelosi’s office on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., runs down the House steps after the final votes of the week on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) From left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, (not pictured) emerge from a meeting in the Capitol to announce a spending deal on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Nadler prepares to address the media after the Judiciary Committee passed the articles of impeachment against Trump on Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)