The House had its district work period — a.k.a. recess — this week, but there was still plenty of news.
This week the Capitol was consumed with impeachment depositions, the storming of the SCIF, and a guy named Zuckerberg.
It may be recess, but the Hill was full of reporters and members of the House committees that began an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Roll Call hit the road to visit Democratic town halls in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Allentown, Pa., Rep. Susan Wild got questions about whether she’d be working on anything other than impeachment. While Rep. Elaine, Luria of Virginia’s 2nd District — which Trump won in 2016 — faced little opposition over her support of the impeachment probe.
A coalition of activists under the umbrella Shut Down DC blocked intersections throughout Washington on Monday morning, saying their aim is to draw attention to climate change.
Traffic was rerouted at intersections, including Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near Capitol Hill.
It was a week for the history books on Capitol Hill.
Washingtonians said goodbye to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died July 16 at age 99. Many on the Hill smirked at Jon Stewart’s now-famous smirk and, of course, the nation mulled over the Robert S. Mueller III hearings in the House.
Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is spending the day on the Hill, testifying at two House committees on his report and investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Images of the hearing splashed across phones and TV from Hill office buildings to local D.C. bars as the world watches.
Here’s the day in photos:
Editor’s note: Roll Call photo editor Bill Clark gives his first-person report on how he got the above photo that made headlines Tuesday.
I was standing in the Capitol with a few other photographers outside of the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch for the expected arrival of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. That’s when Jon Stewart — a stalwart advocate for 9/11 first responders — happened to walk by.
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