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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 2, 2015

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


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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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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October 26, 2015

Ready for Her Close-Up | Capitol Lens


UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives to testify before a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing in Longworth Building, October 22, 2015. The 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, took the lives of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives to a sea of smartphones before testifying on Oct. 22 at a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing regarding the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, left, and ranking member Elijah E. Cummings spar during the hearing. See highlights from the hourslong hearing at video.rollcall.com

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May 18, 2015

Capitol Lens: Darling Ducks


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(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

If you need some cute to start your week, Photo Editor Bill Clark captured these 2-day-old ducklings in Lower Senate Park on May 14. The 10 ducklings swam in the pool and walked across the plaza trying to keep up with their mother.

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May 8, 2015

Capitol Lens: V-E Day


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WWII veteran Les Jones of San Clemente, Calif., and Army Spec. Tyler Amaker attend the flyover Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Photo Editor Bill Clark and Staff Photographer Tom Williams attended the Arsenal of Democracy flyover Friday and captured some stunning moments.

Many veterans from WWII were on the Mall to watch the commemorative event. According to the organizing group, the flyover included dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 15 historical warbird formations representing the major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan.

Williams, looking to get IDs for captioning asked one feisty veteran his age. “None of your business,” the vet replied.

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May 5, 2015

Capitol Lens: Time Out


Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Google, attend the #Hack4Congress event at Google's offices on April 30.

Sen. Ron Wyden and Susan Molinari, vice president of public policy & government affairs for Google, attend the #Hack4Congress event at Google’s offices on April 30.

 

In the photo below, Sen. John Thune is interviewed on April 30 at Google’s D.C. office during a #Hack4Congress event in which technology specialists face off in a competition to create innovations related to Congress. Read more about the event on Hill Blotter.

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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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January 2, 2015

Slideshow: Roll Call’s 2014 Feature Photos of the Year


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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo

In our 2014 Feature Photos of the Year, we bring you a look at some of our favorite moments of the past year — many in a lighthearted fashion.

One of the things we love about shooting photos for Roll Call is the opportunity to capture the spectacle of Congress and politics just like a local community newspaper would cover its small town. The only difference is that our community is Congress, which lends itself to some compelling photographs beyond the headlines.

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December 26, 2014

Slideshow: Roll Call’s 2014 News Photos of the Year


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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo

This year was a big one in political news — and that is reflected in our 2014 News Photos of the Year. More than half of our best photos of the year are a result of Roll Call’s dedication to sending journalists on the road to see congressional campaigns on the ground.

A photographer from one of our competitors approached me a few months ago for advice on how to get his publication to send him on the road. I told him the trick is having editors who already understand how photography adds a valuable dimension to political reporting.

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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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