The 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived on the West Lawn Monday, completing its nearly 2,000 mile journey from New Mexico’s Carson National Forest.
A marathon of impeachment hearings dominated the week, but we also saw former Speaker John Boehner return to the Capitol for the unveiling of his portrait before Congress left town for the Thanksgiving recess.
This week the Capitol was consumed with impeachment depositions, the storming of the SCIF, and a guy named Zuckerberg.
It may be recess, but the Hill was full of reporters and members of the House committees that began an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Roll Call hit the road to visit Democratic town halls in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Allentown, Pa., Rep. Susan Wild got questions about whether she’d be working on anything other than impeachment. While Rep. Elaine, Luria of Virginia’s 2nd District — which Trump won in 2016 — faced little opposition over her support of the impeachment probe.
A coalition of activists under the umbrella Shut Down DC blocked intersections throughout Washington on Monday morning, saying their aim is to draw attention to climate change.
Traffic was rerouted at intersections, including Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near Capitol Hill.
It was a week for the history books on Capitol Hill.
Washingtonians said goodbye to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died July 16 at age 99. Many on the Hill smirked at Jon Stewart’s now-famous smirk and, of course, the nation mulled over the Robert S. Mueller III hearings in the House.
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