Heard on the Hill

Photos of the Week: Not really recess week

The week of Oct. 11 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

 Alison Malone, right, and Marco Ruiz dance while waiting in line to enter the Supreme Court on first day of the new session of the court on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress was still technically on recess, but there was plenty of action. The new session of the Supreme Court kicked off, marijuana activists held a rally, impeachment proceedings continued, and two members of Congress held a joint town hall meeting.

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 7: Pro-life abortion protesters, with red tape over their mouths, stand in silent protest on the first day of the new session of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Anti-abortion protesters, with red tape over their mouths, stand in silent protest on the first day of the new session of the Supreme Court on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: House Intelligence chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in the Capitol after learning the State Department had blocked Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying to the committee on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Intelligence Chairman  Adam Schiff speaks to reporters in the Capitol after learning the State Department had blocked Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying to the committee on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, right, Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., left, and Scott Perry, R-Pa., conclude remarks to the media in the Capitol Visitor Center after Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was blocked by the State department from appearing for a deposition about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, right, Lee Zeldin of New York, left, and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania  conclude remarks to the media in the Capitol Visitor Center after Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was blocked by the State department from appearing for a deposition about President Trump’'s dealings with Ukraine on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: A marijuana activist smokes a vape in front of a 51-foot inflatable joint during a rally at the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress pass cannabis reform legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A marijuana activist vapes in front of a 51-foot inflatable joint during a rally at the Capitol to call on Congress pass cannabis reform legislation on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: Protesters block the street in front of the Supreme Court as it hears arguments on whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters block the street in front of the Supreme Court as it hears arguments on whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 8: A protester dressed up as Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz” holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court as it hears arguments on whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A protester dressed up as Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz” holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court as it hears arguments on whether gay and transgender people are covered by a federal law barring employment discrimination on the basis of sex on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 9: Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., left, and Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., hold a joint town hall meeting at Central Virginia Community College in Bedford, Va., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
GOP Reps. Ben Cline left, and Denver Riggleman, both of Virginia, hold a joint town hall meeting at Central Virginia Community College in Bedford, Va., on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 10: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, before boarding Marine One. Trump is scheduled to address a rally in Minnesota later in the day. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, before boarding Marine One. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrives to testify behind closed doors at the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrives to testify behind closed doors at the Capitol on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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