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Photos of the Week: A Historic Hearing and Vote as Nation Watches Hill

The week of Sept. 24 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

A group of women are arrested after sitting-in on First Street outside of the Supreme Court as  nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

A very long and powerful week has nearly come to a close in Washington. Senators reached a deal Friday to delay a floor vote on the Supreme Court nomination to allow for a one-week FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault by the nominee.

Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court pick’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified in the Senate, followed by testimony from Brett Kavanaugh. 

Also, the House left town Friday until after the midterm elections. They’re expected back in town on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Before leaving, they passed several appropriations bills and a stopgap funding measure to keep the government funded as the next fiscal year begins on Monday.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: The U.S. Capitol dome is seen through rain drops pooled on the skylight to the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The U.S. Capitol dome is seen through rain drops pooled on the skylight to the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday. ( ]Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., makes his way through reporters and staff in the Capitol after the Senate policy luncheons on September 25, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., makes his way through reporters and staff in the Capitol after the Senate policy luncheons on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., background, and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are seen in the Capitol before the Senate policy luncheons on September 25, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., background, and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are seen in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Denzel Washington, right, meets with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in Dirksen Building to advocate for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America on September 25, 2018. The organization's National Youth of the Year Celebration is tonight at the National Building Museum. Washington was a member of the Club as a child. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Denzel Washington meets with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in Dirksen Building on Tuesday to advocate for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The organization’s National Youth of the Year Celebration was held that night at the National Building Museum. Washington was a member of the club as a child. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPT 25: Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., release butterflies into the air as part of an event hosted by The Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
 Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, release butterflies into the air as part of an event hosted by The Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus on Tuesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., walks up the House steps for a vote in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., walks up the House steps for a vote in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: A note of encouragement for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford appears on a pad in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room on September 26, 2018, in Dirksen Building before her testimony about alleged sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A note of encouragement for Christine Blasey Ford appears on a pad in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room on Wednesday, in the Dirksen Building before her testimony about alleged sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Ford is sworn in on Thursday morning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Ford is sworn in on Thursday morning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: Christine Blasey Ford's Full Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., listen as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., listen as Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Joy Gerhard, of Seattle, cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as she listens on her phone to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify on the sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Thursday Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Joy Gerhard, of Seattle, cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as she listens on her phone to Ford testify on the alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Christine Blasey Ford, center, flanked by attorneys Debra Katz (L) and Michael Bromwich, testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Ford, flanked by attorneys Debra Katz (L) and Michael Bromwich, testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: A tears runs down the cheek of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
A tears runs down the cheek of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., as Ford testifies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, questions Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as Senators, from left, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, questions Ford as Sens., from left, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kavanaugh is sworn in Thursday afternoon. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kavanaugh is sworn in Thursday afternoon. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPT 27: Senate Democrats and protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court to voice their opposition to the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Friday Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Democrats and protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court on Friday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wait to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Building on his nomination on September 28, 2018. From left are, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Kavanaugh, wait to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee room in Dirksen Building on his nomination. From left are, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., takes a selfie with Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, on the House steps of the Capitol after the final votes of the week on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., takes a selfie with Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, on the House steps of the Capitol after the final votes of the week on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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