Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher wait for Vice President Mike Pence to arrive for her swear-in reenactment for the cameras in the Capitol on Monday. Loeffler was appointed by Gov. Kemp to fill retired Sen. Johnny Isakson's seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
We hope everyone got some rest over the holidays because Congress is back. The new session of Congress kicked off with a new senator, a little bit of snow and fears of a possible war with Iran.
A work crew vacuums the peak of Alexander Calder'’s "Mountains and Clouds" installation in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday evening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office after the Senate Republicans leadership weekly press conference in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., covers up with a scarf as he takes a walk in the snow outside the Capitol on Tuesday. A brief snowstorm passed through Washington in the afternoon forcing the federal government to close early. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, jokes with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, as Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., looks on, after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A photojournalist takes photos of the monitor in the Rayburn subway as President Donald Trump speaks about Iran on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, stands in his Capitol Hill office watching President Donald Trump speak about Iran on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (upper left) waits to speak at the microphones as Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Menendez, D-N.J., (right) speaks to the cameras following a briefing for senators on Iran on Wednesday. Pompeo left the Capitol as Menendez kept speaking. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Secretary of Defense Mark Esper leaves the Capitol after a briefing on Iran with senators on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, checks his watch while waiting for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to wrap up a press conference which was running late in the Senate Radio/TV studio on Thursday. Risch, with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was waiting to hold a press conference on USMCA. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) A protester dressed as President Donald Trump holds a sign which reads "“I can start a war if I want to"” participates in the “No War With Iran” rally outside the Capitol as Congress prepares to vote on the war powers resolution on Thursday evening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) From left, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., actor Martin Sheen, and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., talk at Jane Fonda'’s weekly Fire Drill climate protest outside the Capitol on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.