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Photos of the Week: Biden Schmoozes Through Last Swearing-In, Pence and Obama on the Hill

The week of Jan. 3 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. greets Barbara Grassley, wife of Iowa Sen. Charles E. Grassley, during the swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

BY BILL CLARK AND TOM WILLIAMS

The 115th Congress has officially convened and members have been sworn in. While Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is officially on his way out, he didn’t go quietly. His last Senate swearing in was filled with hugs, stories, selfies, and, yes, kisses.

President Barack Obama also got some Hill-time with fellow Democrats to talk about his signature health care law. The incoming vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, got in on the action, too.

2017 is here, and so is the first week in pictures from Roll Call:

Delaware’s <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/98281?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Lisa Blunt Rochester</a> waves to the gallery as she arrives on the House floor to take the oath of office on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Delaware’s Lisa Blunt Rochester waves to the gallery as she arrives on the House floor to take the oath of office on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Oregon Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/402?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Greg Walden</a> takes photos as Speaker Paul D. Ryan delivers a speech Tuesday on the House floor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden takes photos as Speaker Paul D. Ryan delivers a speech Tuesday on the House floor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The 115th Congress is sworn in on the House floor on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The 115th Congress is sworn in on the House floor on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Guam Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Nevada Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/98205?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Ruben Kihuen</a>, New York Rep. José E. Serrano, Florida Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/97695?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Darren Soto</a> and Ohio Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/380?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Marcy Kaptur</a> during the swearing-in of the 115th Congress on the House floor on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Guam Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen, New York Rep. José E. Serrano, Florida Rep. Darren Soto and Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur during the swearing-in of the 115th Congress on the House floor on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Abe Schumer, father of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, attends his son’s mock swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Abe Schumer, father of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, attends his son’s mock swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Biden waits for the next senator during the ceremonial swearings-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Biden waits for the next senator during the ceremonial swearings-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Biden poses with the family of California Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/97833?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Kamala Harris</a>, applauding at left, during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Biden poses with the family of California Sen. Kamala Harris, applauding at left, during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Barack Obama, Florida Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, New York Rep. Joseph Crowley, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and House Minority Leader <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/35?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Nancy Pelosi</a> arrive in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday for a meeting of House and Senate Democrats with the president to discuss the 2010 health care law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Barack Obama, Florida Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, New York Rep. Joseph Crowley, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrive in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday for a meeting of House and Senate Democrats with the president to discuss the 2010 health care law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Washington Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/21425?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Cathy McMorris Rodgers</a>, Pence, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan at the news conference on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Pence, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan at the news conference on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A brief burst of sunlight hits the Washington Monument at sunrise on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A brief burst of sunlight hits the Washington Monument at sunrise on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. prepares to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the Dirksen building titled “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States” on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. prepares to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the Dirksen building titled “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States” on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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