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Photos of the week ending October 13, 2023

House members take part in a vigil on the Capitol’s steps on Thursday to commemorate the more than 1,000 lives lost in Israel.
House members take part in a vigil on the Capitol’s steps on Thursday to commemorate the more than 1,000 lives lost in Israel. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

While the Senate in was recess this week, Republican dysfunction continued to paralyze the House as members tried to pick a new speaker. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle managed to come together briefly for a candlelight vigil commemorating those killed in the terrorist attacks in Israel last weekend. Roll Call’s photojournalists were there for that and all of the (in)action on the Hill.

From left, Reps. Katie Porter, Adam B. Schiff and Barbara Lee, the Democratic candidates for California’s open Senate seat, participate in the National Union of Healthcare Workers Senate Candidate Forum in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., center, arrives at the Longworth Office Building on Tuesday for House Republicans’ speaker candidate forum. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., center, and Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., right, leave the House Republican speaker candidate forum in the Longworth Office Building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. George Santos leaves the House Republican Conference meeting about picking a new speaker in the Longworth building on Tuesday. The embattled New York congressman was hit with new federal charges this week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
New York Rep. Marc Molinaro calls on Santos to resign as he leaves the House GOP speaker forum in the Longworth building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Activists gather outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices hear oral arguments in a gerrymandering case, Alexander v. South Carolina Conference of the NAACP. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
An aide sorts members’ cellphones in the Longworth building on Wednesday, outside of the House Republican Conference’s speaker election meeting where Scalise won the party’s nomination. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Scalise is seen in the House GOP speaker election meeting in the Longworth building on Wednesday. The Louisiana Republican later withdrew from the speaker race on Thursday night. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives at the Longworth building on Friday for another House Republican Conference meeting following Scalise’s withdrawal from the speaker race. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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