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Photos of the Week: Pence Casts Historic Vote, Gorsuch to the Hill and Warren Reads King

The week of Feb. 6 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Protesters gather in Upper Senate Park at the Capitol on Monday to call on senators to reject Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By BILL CLARK and TOM WILLIAMS CQ Roll Call

A busy week in the Capitol was marked by several historic moments, including the first time a vice president has cast a tiebreaker vote on a cabinet nomination. The Senate, in protest of several of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, was in session for more than two days. The late night session made headlines when Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced as she read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch became a staple in the halls of Congress this week, making the rounds to many senators’ offices. 

Here is the entire week in photos:

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., leaves a news conference at the RNC after a meeting of the House Republican Conference on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 7: Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Capitol to preside over the Senate and cast a possible tie breaking vote on the confirmation of Betsy Devos to be Secretary of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Capitol to preside over the Senate and cast a tiebreaking vote on the confirmation of Betsy Devos to be secretary of Education on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 7: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office following the vote to confirm Betsy Devos to be Secretary of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office following the vote to confirm Betsy Devos to be secretary of Education on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 08: Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice nominee, meets with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in her Hart Building office, February 8, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee, meets with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in her Hart Building office on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 8: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a television interview with Katie Couric on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to invoke a rule to silence her the night before during a debate of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., nomination to be Attorney General. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a television interview with Katie Couric, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s decision to invoke a rule to silence her during debate the night before. Warren was reading a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King about Jeff Sessions when he was being considered for another federal job. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 08: Vice President Mike Pence arrives in the House side carriage entrance of the Capitol for a meeting, February 8, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence arrives in the House-side carriage entrance of the Capitol for a meeting, on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 08: From left, Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., John Conyers, D-Mich., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Lacy Clay, D-Mo., visit the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Capitol rotunda before going to the Senate floor to protest the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., February 8, 2017. Warren read a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King against attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., when he was up for a federal judgeship. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., John Conyers, D-Mich., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Lacy Clay, D-Mo., visit the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Capitol Rotunda before going to the Senate floor to protest the silencing of Warren. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 09: Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice nominee, meets with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in her Dirksen Building office, February 9, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
On Thursday, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court justice nominee, meets with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in her Dirksen Building office. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 09: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., conduct a news conference in the Capitol to speak out against labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, February 9, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., conduct a news conference in the Capitol to speak out against Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 09: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, greets Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a mock swearing-in ceremony for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, February 9, 2017. Strange filled Sessions' senate seat. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, greets Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, during a mock swearing-in ceremony for Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber on Thursday. Strange filled Sessions’ senate seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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