Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., jokes with Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, as he walks down the Senate steps after the last vote of the week in the Senate on Wednesday. Risch was posing for a photo with interns on the steps. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Senate was at work this week
passing a four-bill spending package, which completes the chamber’s 12 appropriations bills for the year. The House got its first week of summer recess under its belt, and by the end of the week, the Senate joined them. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing for a truncated recess, with senators in their home states next week but expected back on the Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Here’s the entire week in Washington in photos:
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. extends his hand to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his office in the Russell Building on Monday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., talks to interns in the Congressional Auditorium on Monday about his role in prosecuting white supremacists who bombed Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in the 1960s. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A protester stands outside the United States District Court in Alexandria on Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort stands trial. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call) Protesters call for the reunification of kids and their parents as they interrupt the opening statement of Carla L. Provost, foreground, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, during a Tuesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Hart Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, talk in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Members of the Environment and Public Works panel — from left, Sens. Shelby, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb. — prepare to hear testimony Wednesday from Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Lawrence Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, speaks to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as the Senate wraps up legislative business for the week on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Jennifer Flynn Walker of the Center for Popular Democracy talks with a Capitol Police officer during a Wednesday protest to oppose the president’s Supreme Court pick outside the office of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in the Dirksen Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, conduct a news conference in the Dirksen Building on Thursday, with boxes representing roughly 1 million pages of documents to be submitted to the committee on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.