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Photos of the Week: Health Care Pulled, Tax Overhaul Pitched and Scalise’s Return

The week of Sept. 25 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is seen in the Capitol after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act had been pulled. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This week in Washington all eyes were once again on Republican leadership. After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pulled the party’s latest health care plan from the chamber floor, the focus shifted to the tax overhaul plan. And, on a non-policy front, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., made an emotional return to the chamber yesterday (watch what his colleagues from both sides of the aisle had to say about his speech).

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Roger Stone, advisor to President Trump, arrives in the Capitol to speak with the House Intelligence Committee on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election on September 26, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Roger Stone, adviser to President Donald Trump, arrives in the Capitol on Tuesday to speak with the House Intelligence Committee on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during the Senate Democrats' news conference at the Capitol with disability advocates to oppose the Republicans' Graham-Cassidy health care bill on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during the Senate Democrats’ news conference on Tuesday at the Capitol with disability advocates to oppose the Republicans’ Graham-Cassidy health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., hug after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act had been pulled on September 26, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., hug after McConnell pulled the latest health care bill plan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., flanked from left by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S. Dak., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters about the GOP health care bill following the Senate Republicans' policy lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. — flanked from left by Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., John Thune, R-S. D., Bill Cassidy, R-La., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — speaks to reporters about the GOP health care bill following the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks with reporters after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act had been pulled on September 26, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Cornyn talks with reporters on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, about hurricane disaster relief for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday about hurricane disaster relief for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Chris Wray, FBI Director, testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Dirksen titled "Threats to the Homeland" on September 27, 2017. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Nicholas Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, also testified. They fielded questions including hurricane response and border security. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chris Wray, FBI Director, testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Dirksen titled “Threats to the Homeland” on Wednesday. Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Nicholas Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, also testified. They fielded questions including hurricane response and border security. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, waits for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to arrive for their press conference on the GOP tax reform plan on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., waits for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to arrive for their press conference on the GOP tax reform plan on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, puts his hand of the shoulder of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during an announcement in the Capitol's Rayburn Room on a tax reform proposal with Republican House and Senate leaders on September 27, 2017. Also appearing are Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., second from right, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, at podium, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, far right. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, puts his hand of the shoulder of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during an announcement in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room on a tax reform proposal with Republican House and Senate leaders on Wednesday. Also appearing are Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, far right. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: From left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., participate in the Congressional GOP media availability to unveil the GOP tax reform plan in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Ryan, Hatch and McConnell. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, speaks with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., as they walk to the Senate floor in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
McConnell speaks with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., as they walk to the Senate floor in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Calif., talks on the phone before a news conference in the CVC with House democrats to call for immediate assistance for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on September 28, 2017. Also appearing are, from left, Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., and Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Calif., talks on the phone before a news conference in the CVC with House Democrats to call for immediate assistance for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday. Also appearing are, from left, Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., and Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Ryan, R-Wis., walks back to his office after Scalise returned to Congress on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., walks with his wife Jennifer from the House chamber to his office in the Capitol on his first day back in Congress on Thursday. Scalise was shot during a baseball practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in June. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 28: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and his wife Jennifer, walk through the Capitol's Statuary Hall on September 28, 2017, his first day back to the Hill after being injured in the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in June. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Scalise makes his return to the Capitol on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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