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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Capitol Lens: Like Father, Like Daughter

Eloisa hangs out in the Capitol's Senate Press Photographers Gallery. Her father, Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images, appears in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Eloisa hangs out in the Capitol’s Senate Press Photographers Gallery. Her father, Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images, appears in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)


Eloisa Somodevilla, 8, of Takoma Park, Md., in the photo below works with news photographers on April 23 during a news conference in the Capitol’s Senate Studio on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general.

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April 23, 2015

Capitol Lens: #MURICA


Eric Heigis, left, from the office of Rep. Thomas Massie, takes a selfie Wednesday with Christian Knatt of the American Eagle Foundation and Challenger, a 26-year-old bald eagle. Challenger and members of the foundation were on the Hill to promote the creation of an American Eagle Day, which would fall on June 20.


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April 22, 2015

Capitol Lens: Honey, I Blew Up the Tulips

Red tulips on the West Lawn of the Capitol frame the Dome on Monday.

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April 20, 2015

Capitol Lens: What’s Up Doc (Fix)?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer on April 16, after a signing ceremony in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room for a bipartisan bill to “strengthen Medicare and fix its payment formula for doctors.”

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April 16, 2015

From Selma to the Capitol Steps

Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon whose experiences fighting for racial equality are being chronicled in a series of graphic novels, recounts his experience in Selma, Ala., Wednesday to a group of students gathered on the House steps. Explore our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montogmery, Ala., from Photo Editor Bill Clark and Hill Life Editor Jason Dick.

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April 15, 2015

Capitol Lens: Staring Contest

From left, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin conduct a news conference Tuesday in the Capitol’s Ohio Clock Corridor after the Senate policy luncheons.

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April 14, 2015

Capitol Lens: Reflections of Spring

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The Jefferson Memorial is reflected in the Tidal Basin as the cherry blossom trees reach peak bloom at sunrise Sunday. See more photos on Pages 3 and 16 of today’s Roll Call. According to Photo Editor Bill Clark, the Tidal Basin was packed with photographers and tourists at sunrise.

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April 13, 2015

Capitol Lens: Cloudy With a Chance of Dirt Clods

Heavy machinery dumps dirt on the National Mall near Seventh Street on April 9 as part of a restoration project that includes installing more durable grass and improving soil drainage. The project is expected to be completed by January 2017.

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February 12, 2015

#TBT: D.C. Press Throws ‘Circus’ to Welcome New Congress

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(CQ Roll Call File)


On Feb. 12, 1989, Roll Call published a photo page recounting the Washington Press Club Foundation’s party to welcome the 101st Congress. The club hosted a “circus,” hiring the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to entertain new and returning members.

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By Meredith Dake Posted at 11:44 a.m.
From the Archive

November 14, 2014

Photos: Freshman Welcome Week

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Sen. Jerry Moran, K-Kan., brings a cake reading “Under New Management” to the Republican senate luncheons in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

From showing Cornell University’s mascot the whole kingdom to kissing constituents, it was an eventful first week for many freshman on the Hill. Check out Roll Call’s photos of the week taken by Bill Clark and Tom Williams.

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