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Photos of the week ending May 24, 2024

A tour group is seen entering the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday morning as sunlight illuminates the statues of Ulysses S. Grant, left, and Abraham Lincoln.
A tour group is seen entering the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday morning as sunlight illuminates the statues of Ulysses S. Grant, left, and Abraham Lincoln. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Ducks and Chucks (Schumer, that is) highlighted a busy week as lawmakers worked on fiscal 2025 spending bills before breaking for the Memorial Day recess. Roll Call’s photojournalists were on Capitol Hill to capture it all.

Ducklings use a ramp installed by the Architect of the Capitol to get out of the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, left, and Angus King of Maine joke around while waiting for an elevator in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Vice Chair Susan Collins of Maine are pictured Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Mike Johnson, center, conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. Also pictured are, from left, House Republican Conference Vice Chair Blake D. Moore, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, President William Ruto of Kenya and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer pose for photos before a meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Scalise, right, interrupts Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman during a video call as the majority leader arrives for a House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries conducts his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett plays catch with a reporter while being interviewed outside the Capitol on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House staffer Paul Johnson is pictured outside the Capitol on Thursday carrying a stuffed mallard duck that he bagged while on a hunt in Maryland. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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