The House returned Tuesday after a one-week recess to a Washington reeling from new allegations related to the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey and revelations that the president shared classified information with Russian officials in the Oval Office.
On Wednesday, some lawmakers found time to compete in an annual charity run in Anacostia Park while the Department of Justice helped tamper some of the outcry from congressional Democrats with the appointment of a special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
Here is a look at the week in pictures:
Butler, the newest senator, worked to elect and defeat many colleagues
Gaetz plans move to oust McCarthy, says GOP needs new leader
McCarthy promises ‘punishment’ over Bowman fire alarm before vote
Shutdown averted as Biden signs seven-week spending bill
Stopgap funding bills hung up in both chambers
Who are the House Republicans who opposed the stopgap budget bill?