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Photos of the week ending January 12, 2024

Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, center, gives a thumbs up in the Capitol on Tuesday as he rides an elevator with GOP Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho, left, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, right.
Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, center, gives a thumbs up in the Capitol on Tuesday as he rides an elevator with GOP Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho, left, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, right. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Congress returned to Washington this week following the winter holidays recess, and Jelly Roll, Hunter Biden and the Oregon Duck all made appearances on Capitol Hill. CQ Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture all of the action.

Speaker Mike Johnson, right, greets Alexander Yui, Taiwan’s representative to the United States, before a meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Republican Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter of Georgia talks with reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday after a meeting of the House Republican Conference caucus. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Hunter Biden, center, and his attorney Abbe Lowell, left, address the media in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday after leaving the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s hearing on holding the president’s son in contempt of Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana speaks about border security and government funding during a news conference in the Senate Radio TV Gallery studio on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Musician Jason “Jelly Roll” DeFord testifies Thursday during the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on stopping the flow of fentanyl. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana holds a package representing 400 grams of fentanyl on Thursday during the Senate Banking panel’s hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
GOP Rep. Bob Good of Virginia, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, leaves the group’s meeting with Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Republican Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas puffs on his cigar as he walks down the House steps after a vote in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Leather-clad visitors, in Washington for the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, take photos on the House steps on Friday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Val Hoyle poses with a cutout of the Oregon Ducks’ mascot outside of the Capitol on Friday. The university had requested a photo of the Oregon Democrat with the duck. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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