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Photos of the Week: School’s out for the summer edition

The week of August 2 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., waits for the Senate subway doors to open as he heads to the Senate floor for a vote on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

We dedicate this week’s Photos of the Week to the August recess. Sure the Senate did some things this week, but the most eagerly anticipated Senate action of the week for them was leaving until September. 

UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Capitol via the carriage entrance to attend the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch at the National Republican Senate Committee on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Capitol via the carriage entrance to attend the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch at the National Republican Senate Committee on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 30: Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., waits for his ride after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., waits for his ride after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on August 1, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., leaves the Capitol for August recess after the final vote on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal on Thursday August 1, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., leaves the Capitol for August recess after the final vote on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on August 1, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Capitol for August recess with his roller bag after the final vote on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal on Thursday, August 1, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Capitol for August recess with his roller bag after the final vote on a two-year budget and debt ceiling deal on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on August 1, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on August 1, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. John Thune, R-S. D., leaves the Capitol after the Senate passed a two-year budget and debt ceiling bill on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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