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Photos of the Week: Cherry Blossoms and Intelligence Chaos as Gorsuch Awaits Vote

The week of March 27 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, takes a photo with his phone during the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian intelligence activities on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

As the cherry blossoms reached full bloom in Washington this week, so did the congressional investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. After the House investigation faced obstacles, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s query began to ramp up, with the leaders conducting a bipartisan news conference and the entire panel holding its first full hearing on the matter. 

Next week, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to receive a vote on the Senate floor. Demonstrators both for and against the nominee made appearances in the capital this week.

Here’s the full week in photos:

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Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner confer with staff as they arrive for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian intelligence activities Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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Burr and Warner hold a news conference in the Capitol on Wednesday to provide an update on the committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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From left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., hold a news conference opposing the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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A group calling themselves Public Advocate of the U.S., dressed in robes, sings a song in support of Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed as associate justice of the Supreme Court in front of the high court on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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The Public Advocate of the U.S. group on Wednesday raised flags to support Gorsuch. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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The Capitol building amidst floral trees. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 28: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives in the Capitol for the weekly Senate Republicans' policy lunch on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives in the Capitol for the weekly Senate Republicans’ policy lunch on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Police mark shell casings on Independence Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a woman nearly hit U.S. Capitol Police officers, which resulted in an officer firing shots. on Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Police mark shell casings on Independence Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a woman nearly hit U.S. Capitol Police officers, resulting in two officers firing shots on Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 28: Jamie Dantzscher, left, 2000 Olympic Games gymnastics bronze medalist, wipes tears away as she listens to Jessica Howard, right, three-time national champion gymnast, testify during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse" on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Jamie Dantzscher, left, 2000 Olympic Games gymnastics bronze medalist, wipes tears away as she listens to Jessica Howard, right, three-time national champion gymnast, testify during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse” on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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