Skip to content

Photos of the week ending December 1, 2023

The November full moon, also known as the Beaver Moon, rises over the Capitol dome on Monday.
The November full moon, also known as the Beaver Moon, rises over the Capitol dome on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week kicked off with a full moon and the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree, and ended with the expulsion of former Rep. George Santos from Congress. Roll Call photojournalists focused their lenses on all of the historic Capitol Hill action.

The November full moon, also known as the Beaver Moon, rises over the Capitol dome on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A Secret Service agent is seen on the North Lawn on Monday during the media preview of the White House’s holiday decor. First lady Jill Biden announced this year’s theme, “Magic, Wonder, and Joy,” as being inspired by how children experience this festive season. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Activists with MoveOn Political Action run as gusty winds propel a 15-foot balloon effigy of Santos along the National Mall on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
With his expulsion vote looming, Santos is pictured in the Capitol on Tuesday night. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is lit up on the West Front on Tuesday night. The 63-foot Norway spruce is from the Greenbrier Ranger District in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Mike Johnson conducts the ceremonial swearing in of Republican Rep. Celeste Maloy of Utah in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, escorts Johnson to the Senate Republicans’ lunch in the Capitol’s Mansfield Room on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is reflected in a mirror as he talks on his phone at the subway stop in the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sunlight hits the Capitol dome at sunrise on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former New York Rep. George Santos tries to get into his car as he is surrounded by media outside the Capitol on Friday after the House voted to expel him from Congress.

Recent Stories

Alabama IVF ruling spurs a GOP reckoning on conception bills

House to return next week as GOP expects spending bills to pass

FEC reports shine light on Super Tuesday primaries

Editor’s Note: Never mind the Ides of March, beware all of March

Supreme Court to hear arguments on online content moderation

In seeking justice by jury trials, Camp Lejeune veterans turn to Congress