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A Hurricane, a Kavanaugh Vote and a Spending Package: Photos of the Week

The week of Sept. 10 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., takes a selfie on the House steps after casting his last vote of the week on Thursday afternoon. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

There was a watershed moment in Washington this week — three spending bills were cleared ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline and sent to the president’s desk for signature. That’s the first on-time delivery of a quarter of the annual appropriations measures in a decade.

Elsewhere in the Capitol, the Senate Judiciary panel set a final vote on the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, for Sept. 20, despite controversy. 

And all eyes are on Hurricane Florence, which has reached land in North Carolina and could bring rain to the capital city early next week.

While the House is in recess next week, the Senate will be in, but recessed on Wednesday for the Jewish high holiday Yom Kippur.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPT 10: A little girl and a man look through the windows of the Capitol dome miniature model in the Capitol Visitors Center Monday afternoon Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A little girl and a man look through the windows of the Capitol Dome miniature model in the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday afternoon. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 10: Tourists jump in the air on the East Plaza for a photo in fronbt of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists jump in the air on the East Plaza for a photo in front of the Capitol on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 11: A high-definition video image captured from the International Space Station shows the eye of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Image Credit: ESA/NASA/Alexander Gerst
A high-definition video image captured from the International Space Station shows the eye of Hurricane Florence on Tuesday. (ESA/NASA/Alexander Gerst)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 11: A Metro Transit Police Department officer and a K-9 dog conduct a security sweep at the Pentagon Metro stop on September 11, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A Metro Transit Police Department officer and a K-9 dog conduct a security sweep at the Pentagon Metro stop on Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 12: An officer in a bomb suit sifts through luggage on Louisiana Ave. near the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Capitol Police and other law enforcement were investigating an incident in which a suspect abandoned a suspicious vehicle on Capitol Hill.(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
An officer in a bomb suit sifts through luggage on Louisiana Ave. near the Capitol on Wednesday. Capitol Police and other law enforcement were investigating an incident in which a suspect abandoned a suspicious vehicle on Capitol Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
resident Donald J. Trump speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Reception in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Reception in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
 Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to the cameras as he arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee markup hearing on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be Supreme Court Justice on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to the cameras as he arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee markup hearing on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be Supreme Court justice on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPT 13: Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is seen through a wall clock speaking during a press conference alongside House Republican Leaders in the House Studio Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is seen through a wall clock speaking during a press conference alongside House Republican leaders in the House Studio on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPT 13: Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks to the press during a press conference with House Republican Leaders in the House Studio Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Ryan speaks to the press. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13: From left, Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., conduct a markup of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Dirksen Building on September 13, 2018, where Republicans voted to move the committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to September 20th. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., conduct a Senate Judiciary Committee markup in the Dirksen Building on Thursday, where Republicans voted to move the committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to Sept. 20. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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