House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks with media after a news conference in Longworth Building to unveil the Republicans' tax reform plan on November 2, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Vice President Mike Pence greets tourists as he walks down a back stairway near the meeting room where Senate Republicans unveiled their new version of health care plan last week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Welcome back to another busy full week of Congress.
Health care is the talk of the town and starting today, an assortment of liberal groups are holding “People’s Filibuster” rallies on Capitol Hill to oppose the Senate Republican effort to repeal the 2010 health care law.
A member of Circus Harmony in Florissant, Mo., performs with rings in the big top at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
It’s Monday and Congress is returning after the July Fourth recess.
There’s a lot going on this week and there’s a lot for staffers to do outside their offices, from running around the cemetery to free bananas.
From left, Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito check out the media team as they prepare to play in the Congressional Women's Softball Game last year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Last week closed on a positive and inspirational bipartisan note at the 56th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
This week’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game, which pits female lawmakers against female members of the D.C. press corps, is expected to have the same sense of esprit de corps.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel can’t ignore her Republican opponents in Georgia’s 6th District special election. (Screenshot Karen Handel for Congress via YouTube)
Republican candidates are going after each other, with some arguing over who can most sound like President Donald Trump in the week ahead of the special election primary in Georgia’s 6th District.
Karen Handel, widely seen as the GOP front-runner, is the target of a six-figure ad buy by the conservative Club for Growth Action, which backs rival Bob Gray. The ad tags the former Georgia secretary of state as “a big-spending, career politician we can’t trust with our money.”
Showing this week: a film that looks back on Barack Obama’s presidency. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
We’ve entered into the third week of Donald Trump’s presidency.
This week on Capitol Hill might be a little lighter than last.