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Photos of the Week: Kavanaugh Hits the Hill and Strzok Strikes Back at House

The week of July 9 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Make-A-Wish recipient and “U.S. Senator For a Day” Thomas Stephenson and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., ride the Senate Subway on Tuesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

It’s almost the middle of July, but there’s no summer slowdown on Capitol Hill. The president’s Supreme Court pick was in the Capitol on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as senators consider his nomination to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

But the joint committee in the House that heard testimony from Peter Strzok on Thursday possibly stole the show for this week on the Hill as sparks flew between members and the FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Here’s the entire week in Washington:

UNITED STATES: July 9: President Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
 President Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, here with his wife and daughters, in the East Room of the White House on Monday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Stephanie Clifford, also known as adult film star and director Stormy Daniels, arrives for her first night of her two-night appearance surrounded by security at The Cloakroom strip club in Washington on Monday, July 9, 2018.(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Stephanie Clifford, also known as adult film star and director Stormy Daniels, arrives Monday, surrounded by security, for the first of a two-night appearance at The Cloakroom strip club in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, off camera, for a photo-op in the Capitol on July 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives with Kavanaugh, off camera, for a photo-op in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: Vice President Mike Pence, center, is seen in the Senate Reception Room as Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., right, conducts a meeting, after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on July 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence is seen in the Senate Reception Room on Tuesday as Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., right, conducts a meeting after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., meet in McConnell's office in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the day after President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Kavanaugh, Pence and former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., meet in McConnell’s office in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, walks up the Capitol's Senate steps with Vice President Mike Pence for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on July 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kavanaugh and Pence arrive at the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: Reporters swarm Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the day after President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Reporters swarm around Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as she arrives for the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep.-elect Michael Cloud, R-Texas, waits with his family before House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., swears him in at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Rep.-elect Michael Cloud, R-Texas, waits with his family before his mock swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Tuesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 10: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talks with reporters after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on July 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talks with reporters after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 11: A staffer points the way as Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Senate subway to one of the Senate office buildings on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
A staffer points the way as Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Senate subway to one of the Senate office buildings on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
 FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok prepares to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a joint hearing on, ‘Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election’ Thursday July 12, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
FBI deputy assistant director Peter Strzok prepares to testify before a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES – July 12: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., writes notes on the Senate Subway as it pulls into the Capitol Thursday July 12, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., writes notes on the Senate subway as it pulls into the Capitol on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 12: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., talks with staff as he walks to his weekly press conference in the Capitol on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan talks with staff as he walks to his weekly press conference in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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