The House returned to Washington this week (after the Senate gaveled in last week), officially kicking off the second session of the 115th Congress. Temperatures were frigid as the week began, but the city thawed out by Friday, when highs hit around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here’s the entire week in photos:
The Capitol Dome is seen surrounded by fog Tuesday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., left, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., leave the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, attend the Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing for Alex Azar, nominee to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) An aide holds a chart as Wyden questions Azar on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) One of the newest senators, Doug Jones, D-Ala., flashes his University of Alabama shirt as he arrives in the Capitol on Tuesday. Alabama defeated the University of Georgia for the NCAA football championship on Monday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Defense Secretary James Mattis, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are seen outside the Republican Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talks with reporters before the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, second from right, attends a rally on Wednesday outside the Supreme Court to oppose Ohio’s voter purging system. The court heard arguments on whether Ohio has been too strict in setting in motion a voter registration removal process for people who haven’t voted in a federal election for two years. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with reporters before a Senate Judiciary Committee markup in the Dirksen Building of the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017 on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., rubs her eyes during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., laughs at his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters as he leaves the Capitol after voting on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Ambassador to New Zealand and former senator Scott Brown and Graham talk after running into each other in the Russell Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)