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Photos of the Week: Congress Dashes to the Campaign Trail, National Gallery Wing Reopens

The week of Sept. 26 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 29. The day before, House members cast their final floor votes before Election Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress averted a costly (politically and financially) government shutdown this week after both chambers on Wednesday passed a stopgap funding measure to keep the federal lights on through Dec. 9. The president signed the bill into law Thursday.

Earlier in the week, some in the District watched the first presidential debate at the Capitol Lounge, where two impersonators dressed up as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. 

And the National Gallery of Art's East Building reopened to the public on Friday.

Here is a look at the week in photos:

Donald Trump impersonator Dwane Starlin and Hillary Clinton impersonator Suzanna Woodhead have a beer together prior to the first presidential debate of 2016 at the Capitol Lounge in Washington on Monday, Sept. 26. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Donald Trump impersonator Dwane Starlin and Hillary Clinton impersonator Suzanna Woodhead have a beer together prior to the first presidential debate of 2016 at the Capitol Lounge in Washington on Monday, Sept. 26. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The recently restored U.S. Capitol dome is lit by lights in Washington on Monday evening, Sept. 26. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The recently restored U.S. Capitol dome is lit by lights in Washington on Monday evening, Sept. 26. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Virginia Rep. Robert C. Scott and Michigan lawmakers, Rep. Dan Kildee, Sen. Gary Peters, Rep. Sander M. Levin and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, attend a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Capitol to call for aid for the Flint water crisis be included in the stopgap government funding bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Virginia Rep. Robert C. Scott and Michigan lawmakers, Rep. Dan Kildee, Sen. Gary Peters, Rep. Sander M. Levin and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, attend a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Capitol to call for aid for the Flint water crisis be included in the stopgap government funding bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a copy of his opening remarks as he speaks to the press about the continuing resolution in the Ohio Clock Corridor following the Senate Republicans' weekly policy lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a copy of his opening remarks as he speaks to the press about the continuing resolution in the Ohio Clock Corridor following the Senate Republicans' weekly policy lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Hahn/Cock, a sculpture by German artist Katharina Fritsch is on display on the Roof Terrace of the the newly renovated National Gallery of Art East Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Hahn/Cock, a sculpture by German artist Katharina Fritsch is on display on the Roof Terrace of the the newly renovated National Gallery of Art East Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, left, and Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy talk on the House steps after a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin, left, and Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy talk on the House steps after a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn Building on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn Building on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
North Carolina Sen. Richard M. Burr leaves the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after the Senate passed a 10-week continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 9. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
North Carolina Sen. Richard M. Burr leaves the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after the Senate passed a 10-week continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 9. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, left, in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, left, in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Arizona Sen. John McCain, left, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, center, and Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey are pictured in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Arizona Sen. John McCain, left, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, center, and Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey are pictured in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate pages hang out in the subway on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate pages hang out in the subway on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before the Senate passed the 10-week continuing resolution. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Toomey leaves the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in between the last Senate votes before the election recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Toomey leaves the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in between the last Senate votes before the election recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
TV crews film as Massachusetts Sen. Edward J. Markey and other senators leave the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, following the last Senate votes before the election recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
TV crews film as Massachusetts Sen. Edward J. Markey and other senators leave the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 28, following the last Senate votes before the election recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid prepares for a news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 29, in which he criticized the Republican-led Senate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid prepares for a news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 29, in which he criticized the Republican-led Senate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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