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Photos of the week: A budget, Marie Antoinette and St. Patrick’s Day

The week of March 11 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a copy of the president's budget proposal during a news conference after the Senate policy luncheons on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Trump administration’s budget for fiscal year 2020 was released at the beginning of this week with little fanfare. And President Donald Trump attended the annual St. Patrick's Day reception on the Hill on Thursday. Lawmakers then headed out of town for their March recess next week.

Here's the entire week in Washington in photos:

UNITED STATES - MARCH 13: Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., prepares to chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on "GSA (General Services Administration) Oversight Hearing" on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy testified during the hearing. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., prepares to chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on GSA oversight. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 13: Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., takes his seat for the House Education and Labor Committee hearing on "The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach" on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., takes his seat for the House Education and Labor Committee hearing on "The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach" on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 13: From left, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Braun, R-Ind., attend a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee confirmation hearing in Russell Building on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Heath Tarbert, nominee to be chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Braun, R-Ind., attend a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee confirmation hearing in Russell Building on Wednesday. Heath Tarbert, nominee to be chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, center, speaks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., before the start of the Senate Finance Committee hearing on "The President's FY2020 Budget" on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, center, speaks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., before the start of the Senate Finance Committee hearing on "The President's FY2020 Budget" on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Jim Talent, commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Chairman James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, arrive for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Dirksen Building titled "A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition," on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Jim Talent, commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Chairman James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, arrive for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Dirksen Building titled "A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition," on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

 

UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stops to speak to the cameras in a hallyway in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stops to speak to the cameras in a hallway in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., are seen during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup in Rayburn Building on legislation dealing with Venezuela on Thursday March 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., are seen during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup in Rayburn Building on legislation dealing with Venezuela. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Lauren Windsor of American Family Voices, dressed as Marie Antoinette, is seen outside a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building where Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified on preparations for the 2020 Census and citizenship questions on Thursday March 14, 2019. She dressed as Antoinette to highlight Ross's wealth. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Lauren Windsor of American Family Voices, dressed as Marie Antoinette, is seen outside a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing where Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified on preparations for the 2020 Census and citizenship questions. She dressed as Antoinette in response to Ross's comments about government workers going to homeless shelters during the shutdown. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: From left, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., President Donald Trump, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., exit the Capitol after the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., President Donald Trump, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., exit the Capitol after the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., talks on his phone as he walks along the Senate steps before the vote on legislation to reverse President Trump's national emergency declaration concerning the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., talks on his phone as he walks along the Senate steps before the vote on legislation to reverse President Trump's national emergency declaration concerning the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seen in the Capitol after the Senate voted to terminate President Trump's southern border wall declaration of emergency on Thursday March 14, 2019.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seen in the Capitol after the Senate voted to terminate President Trump's southern border wall declaration of emergency on Thursday.(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Correction: A previous version of this post mischaracterized Windsor's reasons for dressing as Marie Antoinette. 

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