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Photos of the week ending September 15, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announces he is directing the House to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announces he is directing the House to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Tech leaders, including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, gathered for an AI forum with senators on Wednesday. Meanwhile, on the House side, Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden while scrambling to find a path to avoid a government shutdown. CQ Roll Call photojournalists captured all the action.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., conducts a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus on government funding outside the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman arrives for the “AI Insight Forum” in the Russell Senate Office Building on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, arrives for the AI forum on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks to the media in his Russell Building office on Wednesday about his decision not to run for a second Senate term. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., arrives for the House Republican Conference caucus meeting on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, leaves the House Republican Conference’s impeachment meeting on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in the Capitol on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., right, and Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., talk as they leave the Capitol after the last votes of the week on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)