This week at the Capitol was devoted to welcoming guests. First came President Joe Biden, delivering his first State of the Union address. Then came Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, making the rounds as Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court. CQ Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture the handshakes, the tight security and the impromptu moments.
From left, Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., Juan Vargas, D-Calif., and Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., collect their State of the Union tickets after showing test results COVID-19 negatives in the Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday morning. Several of their colleagues announced positive tests ahead of the speech. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., rolls king cakes, a Mardi Gras tradition, through the Capitol Rotunda on Shrove Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol dome is lit for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., speaks at the “People’s State of the Union Watch Party” outside the Capitol on Tuesday, a call-to-action event on the Build Back Better Act. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Marines from the Chemical and Biological Incident Response Force gather outside the Capitol Rotunda ahead of the State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, lead the Senate motorcade through the rotunda to the House Chamber for the State of the Union Address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, meets with Schumer on Wednesday in the Mansfield Room of the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
McConnell meets with Jackson in his Capitol office on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jackson meets with Senate Judiciary Chairman Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., in his Capitol office on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jackson and former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., right, arrive Wednesday for his meeting with Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, a ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, at the Hart Senate Office Building . (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jackson meets Grassley on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ben Ray Luján, DN.M., leaves the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on his first day back in the Senate Thursday. Luján suffered a stroke in January. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., speak during a banking committee hearing Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)