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Photos of the Week: Three Resignations, a CR Extension and the Holidays Kick Off

The week of Dec. 4 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler arrives Thursday for the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the FBI. Nadler became the top Democrat on the panel following Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s resignation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated at 10:08 a.m.The week on the Hill was not short on news. Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct while Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a fellow Democrat, announced he intended to do the same soon. Late Thursday, Republican Trent Franks from Arizona said he would resign effective Jan. 31 over sexual harassment allegations in his office.

At the same time, the funding deadline to keep the government open loomed. But a government shutdown was averted Thursday — at least for another two weeks — when both chambers passed a continuing resolution through Dec. 22. 

Oh, and don’t forget the Capitol Christmas tree. The evergreen was decorated this week and officially lit Wednesday night.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

A cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump stands outside a souvenir store at the entrance to the McPherson Square Metro subway station near the White House on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump stands outside a souvenir store at the entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station near the White House on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: A worker from the Architect of the Capitol decorates the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree which was harvested from Montana's Kootenai National Forest, on the west lawn on December 4, 2017, ahead Wednesday's lighting ceremony. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A worker from the Architect of the Capitol decorates the Capitol Christmas tree Monday. The tree was harvested from Montana's Kootenai National Forest ahead of Wednesday’s lighting ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 05: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks outside the Supreme Court in support of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple siting that his religious beliefs were protected by the First Amendment on December 5, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Iowa Rep. Steve King speaks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday in support of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple citing his religious beliefs. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 05: Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, arrives in the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons on December 5, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey arrives in the Capitol on Tuesday before the Senate policy lunches. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and staff make their way form the Capitol Visitor Center to the Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Arizona Sen. John McCain and staff make their way Tuesday from the Capitol Visitor Center to the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 05: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., boards an elevator before the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on December 5, 2017. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., third from left, Angus King, I-Maine, right, and Mark Warner, D-Va., are also pictured. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto boards an elevator Tuesday before the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol. Behind her, from center left, are Sens. Jon Tester of Montana, Mark Warner of Virginia and Angus King of Maine. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, makes his way to a meeting in the Speaker's office in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady makes his way to a meeting in Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s office in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is interviewed in the Capitol's Statuary Hall on December 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is interviewed in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Gretchen Carlson huddle before their press conference in the Capitol on a new bipartisan bill to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson huddle Wednesday before their press conference in the Capitol on a new bipartisan bill to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 6: Francisco Gutierrez,of Middletown, N.Y., dresses as Santa Claus in front of the Supreme Court building as immigration protests erupt around the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The protest was held to call on Congress to find a legislative fix for the legal status of people brought into the country illegally as children. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Francisco Gutierrez of Middletown, N.Y., demonstrates in front of the Supreme Court building Wednesday as part of protests around the Capitol calling on Congress to find a fix to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is seen in the senate subway before a vote in the Capitol on December 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Alabama Sen. Richard C. Shelby talks to reporters in the Senate subway Wednesday before a vote in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on phone, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., right, and other senators are seen in the senate subway before a vote in the Capitol on December 6, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
North Carolina Sen. Richard M. Burr, center, along with Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Tom Udall of New Mexico,  Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Jeff Flake of Arizona are seen Wednesday before a vote in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 7: FBI Director, Christopher Wray testifies during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies Thursday during the House Judiciary hearing on oversight of the agency. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni, leave the Capitol on December 7, 2017, after Franken announced on the Senate floor that he will resign his seat. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his wife, Franni, leave the Capitol on Thursday after he announced on the Senate floor that he will be resigning his seat “in the coming weeks.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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