Photo of the day: Lightning round

Lightning strikes Washington as seen from the Capitol during the Senate vote-a-rama on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Lightning strikes Washington as seen from the Capitol during the Senate vote-a-rama on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted August 11, 2021 at 11:23am

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Washington during Tuesday's lightning round of Senate amendment votes, known as a vote-a-rama.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, were drawn to the Capitol windows to take photos of the storm in between the the vote series.

The Senate adopted the budget framework in the wee hours on Wednesday morning, and jetted out of town for their summer recess. The Senate plans to return on Monday, Sept. 13. The House is now scheduled to take up the budget resolution on Aug. 23, but will then mostly be in recess until mid-September as well.

Coons and King take photos of a thunderstorm from a window in the Capitol on Tuesday evening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)