Congress returned from its spring recess to a busy week, made busier when Speaker
Paul D. Ryan announced he would not seek re-election in November.
Also this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent three days on the Hill meeting with lawmakers and testifying on improper use of his company’s customers’ data. And there’s a new senator — Mississippi Republican
Cindy Hyde-Smith — and a new House member — Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb — after two swearings-in this week.
Here’s the entire week in Washington in photos:
Zuckerberg arrives Monday for his meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her mock swearing-in Monday in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Cutouts of Zuckerberg stand on the East Lawn of the Capitol ahead of his testimony Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees. Activist group Avaaz set up the display to call on Facebook to delete fake accounts. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Protesters hold signs before Zuckerberg testifies in the Senate on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Chief Deputy Whip Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., arrive Wednesday for a GOP conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol as reports of Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s decision not to run for re-election spread. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., takes a picture of the media Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce hearing featuring Zuckerberg. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Zuckerberg talks with Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., before testifying Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Ryan arrives for a press conference Wednesday to announce his retirement. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Reps. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., right, and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., attend the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing featuring Zuckerberg. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., tries olives as a man from the NRSC dressed as a EpiPen looks on at the Pepperoni Chic pop up restaurant in Washington on Wednesday. Manchin and members of his staff stopped by the restaurant, owned by West Virginia native Karen Shannon, to dine on pepperoni rolls, a West Virginia delicacy. The NRSC sent the costumed man to highlight a controversy involving Manchin’s daughter, who is the CEO of EpiPen manufacturer Mylan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) CIA Director Mike Pompeo, nominated for secretary of State, appears in a monitor in a overflow room during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the Dirksen Building on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., chats with the media as he waits for Ryan to arrive for his mock swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Also Watch: Chick-fil-A, Motown and the Testimony of ‘Mr. Zuckerman’: Congressional Hits and Misses