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January 23, 2016

Photos From the D.C. Blizzard


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About a dozen sledders, young and old, took to the slopes of the West Front of the Capitol after the first few inches of snow blanketed Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Bookmark this slideshow, because we’ll be adding Roll Call’s latest photos throughout the weekend. All photos by Photo Editor Bill Clark. Full story

January 21, 2016

The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21: The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Washington is bracing for a winter storm that’s expected to bring high winds and somewhere between 12 inches and 24 inches of snow to the city, starting Friday and going through the weekend.

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January 12, 2016

The Lighting Before the Storm


UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: A worker installs lights in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in preparation for State of the Union address, January 12, 2016. Media will be set up in Statuary Hall to do interviews with members before and after the speech. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A worker installs lights in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall in preparation for Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Media will be set up in Statuary Hall to interview members before and after the speech. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Traffic in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall was altered Tuesday as lighting technicians installed a canopy to make sure media outlets had sufficient light throughout their stand-up interviews after Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

The historic hall fills with members of Congress and the media after the president’s speech every year, all eager to provide their take on the speech. As techs installed lights in the middle of the hall, many people traversing the Capitol altered their routes. Instead of going straight through the hall, walkers went around the canopy, as if not to tempt fate by walking under a ladder.

Soon enough, they turned the lights on, and the hall hummed to life with cameras and the media folks behind them.

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December 22, 2015

Roll Call’s Feature Photos of the Year


Bridges, right, struck a pose with Sen. Debbie Stabenow. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Bridges, right, struck a pose with Sen. Debbie Stabenow. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

From Jeff Bridges channeling “The Dude” to lobby for children’s nutrition to members of Congress competing for baseball diamond or gridiron glory to the many, many cute dogs and selfies and rough weather that make up life on Capitol Hill, Roll Call’s photographers are there to document it all. Enjoy 2015’s best Roll Call Feature Photos.

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December 16, 2015

Winter Is Coming (With Sledding Space for All)


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Twin sisters Charlotte and Kendall Adams, 8, sled during a snow storm on the West Front of the Capitol in early March. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Temperatures may have soared to near 60 degrees this week, but it is December, which means the may be snow on the ground at some point. As though on cue, Congress reminded us of the joys of the season Wednesday, when it came to our attention that a sledding provision was tucked into massive, year-end, $1.1 trillion appropriations bill.

The news that Congress is urging Capitol Police to allow sledding on the Hill gave us an excuse to pull together our favorite snow-filled frames.  Full story

December 15, 2015

Gliding By | Capitol Lens


Rich and Christyne Brennan of Capitol Hill take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Monday, taking their 4-year-old son Adien for a skate at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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Rich and Christyne Brennan of Capitol Hill take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Monday, taking their 4-year-old son Adien for a skate at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink.

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November 20, 2015

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas…


UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 20 - Driver John Schank, from Fairbanks, Alaska, prepares to transport the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Friday, November 20, 2015. The 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree is from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Schank prepares to transport the Capitol Christmas tree to the West Front Friday. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol Christmas tree has arrived on the Hill. John Schank from Fairbanks, Alaska, drove the 74-foot Lutz Spruce tree to the West Front of the Capitol Friday.

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November 10, 2015

Marine Corps Celebrates 240th Birthday


Marines across the nation celebrated the 240th birthday of the corps Tuesday. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, who was a Marine captain, toasted service members at a reception in the Russell building on Nov. 3.

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 3: From left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who served in the Marine, share a toast during a 240th birthday celebration for the Marines in the Russell Building, November 3, 2015. The actual birthday is November 10th. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

From left, Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Neller and Roberts share a toast during the 240th birthday celebration for the Marines on Capitol Hill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

 

Neller cuts the cake as Roberts, right, looks on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Neller cuts the cake as Roberts, right, looks on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

 

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A Marine cleans the sword used to cut the cake during a 240th birthday celebration for the Marine Corps. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A Marine cleans the sword used to cut the cake during a 240th birthday celebration for the Marine Corps. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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November 2, 2015

Behind the Photo: Catching Ryan’s Family in Media Mayhem


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Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., announced in a news conference on Oct. 20 that not sacrificing family time was part of requirement to seek the candidacy for the position. When it was clear he was going to be the 54th speaker, I knew I wanted a shot of him and his family when they were on the Hill for the ceremony.

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May 21, 2015

Man on the Run


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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, nears the finish line on the 3-mile ACLI Capital Challenge race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Runners from Capitol Hill and beyond descended Wednesday morning on the banks of the Anacostia River for the 34th annual ACLI Capital Challenge.

On a surprisingly cool day, members of Congress and the executive branch were joined in the 3-mile run at Anacostia Park by their staff, private industry and representatives from the Fourth Estate, including a number of CQ Roll Callers.

Read more about the race at Heard on the Hill.

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