Heard on the Hill

Photos of the Week

The week of Dec. 6 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

The Capitol Christmas Tree was lit on the West Front of the Capitol on Wednesday evening. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Impeachmas around Capitol Hill. Congress tries to get into the Christmas spirit with funding of the government past Dec. 20, and the House determined to hold a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before the end of the year.

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks with a staffer during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “The Future of U.S. Policy Toward Russia” on Capitol Hill on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks with a staffer Tuesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., right, shakes hands with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., as he walks to the Senate floor to deliver his farewell address in the Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., right, shakes hands with Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., as he walks to the Senate floor to deliver his farewell address in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - December 3: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and aide Justin Goodman, are seen after the Senate luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and aide Justin Goodman talk in the Ohio Clock Corridor after the Senate luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., holds a press conference on the committee’s impeachment report in the Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., holds a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday on the committee’'s report on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., points to a poster as he speaks about the ongoing impeachment inquiry during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., points to a poster as he speaks about the impeachment inquiry during a news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: Vice President Mike Pence, his chief of staff Marc Short, right, and press secretary Katie Waldman, center, arrive for a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence, his chief of staff Marc Short, right, and press secretary Katie Waldman arrive for a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Pam Bondi leaves the Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans’ lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi leave the Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans'’ lunch on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., holds up a Monster energy drink as he comes back from a recess during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump in Longworth Building on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., holds an energy drink as he comes back from a recess during the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: The U.S. Capitol dome at sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rain clouds are lit by the setting sun at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Shirley Carter holds a pictures of her son, Phillip Taylor, who was killed in Dallas in 2017, during a rally in Hart Building to call for “action on gun violence prevention,” on Thursday, December 5, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Shirley Carter holds a pictures of her son Phillip Taylor, who was killed in Dallas in 2017, during a rally Thursday in the Hart Building to call for action on gun violence prevention. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: As she ends her weekly news conference Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., angrily reacts after a reporter asks if she hates the Presidsent on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
As she ends her weekly news conference on Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reacts after a reporter asks if she hates Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, puts on a Washington Nationals jersey after losing a World Series bet to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in the Capitol on Thursday Dec. 5, 2019. As the loser, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, provided a Texas themed buffet for his and Kaine’s staffers. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, puts on a Washington Nationals jersey as he pays off his World Series bet with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in the Capitol on Thursday. Cruz, who bet on the Houston Astros, provided a Texas-themed buffet for his and Kaine’s staffers. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

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