Photos of the week ending July 15, 2022

Stephen Ayres, left, who pleaded guilty to charges for participating in the Capitol riot, and former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove prepare to testify Tuesday in the House Jan. 6 panel’s hearing to present previously unseen material. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Stephen Ayres, left, who pleaded guilty to charges for participating in the Capitol riot, and former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove prepare to testify Tuesday in the House Jan. 6 panel’s hearing to present previously unseen material. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted July 15, 2022 at 11:46am

Congress returned from its long Independence Day break this week, kick-starting what is shaping up to be a busy legislative work period before the next big recess in August. CQ Roll Call’s photojournalists were on the Hill to catch some post-Fourth of July fireworks at the House Jan. 6 select committee’s hearing, a historic Statuary Hall unveiling, a ceremony honoring the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient to die, and more.

Demonstrators are seen in front of the White House on Saturday, calling on the Biden administration to protect abortion rights. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Joe Biden takes a selfie on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday during a ceremony celebrating the recently enacted bipartisan gun law. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is seen after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. Read the related story about the GOP’s chances to take the House in November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Val B. Demings, D-Fla., speaks Wednesday in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall during an unveiling ceremony for a statue honoring civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. Her statue replaces one of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, second from right, and Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman compare socks outside the Senate chamber on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell pays respects to Marine Corps veteran Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, the last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II to die, as he lies in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. Williams, who died on June 29, received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman on Oct. 5, 1945, for action in the Battle of Iwo Jima. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)