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Photos of the Week: Health Care Dominates Senate While House Is Out

The week of Sept. 18 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Sen. Bernie Sanders raises his fist as rally attendees chant "Bernie" following his speech on the Capitol grounds Tuesday. Senate Democrats held the rally to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal, which is expected to reach the Senate floor next week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate was in town for just a few days this week, while the House was recessed for a district work week and in observance of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah on Thursday and Friday.

Here's the short week in photos: 

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talk as they arrive for in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Jon Huntsman's confirmation hearing to be ambassador to the Russian Federation on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, left, and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake talk as they arrive for the confirmation hearing of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., stops to speak to media as he walks through the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson stops to speak to members of the media as he walks through the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Cohen, center, a personal attorney for President Trump, leaves Hart Building after his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed on September 19, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, leaves the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday after his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons on September 19, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate policy luncheons Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks with reporters in the Capitol after the Senate Policy luncheons on September 19, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham talks with reporters in the Capitol after the Senate policy luncheons. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. prepare for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen on judicial nominations on September 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Richard M. Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina prepare for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on judicial nominations. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., prepare to introduce judicial nominees during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen on September 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Burr and Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson prepare to introduce judicial nominees. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and John Kennedy, R-La., attend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen on judicial nominees on September 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Mike Lee and John Kennedy attend Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 20: From left, Reps. Bobby Scott, D-Va., Alma Adams, D-N.C., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attend a roundtable in the CVC with heads of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to discuss legislative priorities on September 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Virginia Rep. Robert C. Scott, North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams, center, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attend a roundtable with heads of historically black colleges and universities in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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