Congress is heading out of town for its two-week April recess, but members had an eventful week before they hit the road.
Spring entered full bloom as Minnesota members enjoyed delicious hotdishes during their annual cooking competition, and Democrats pow-wowed in Leesburg, Virginia, for their retreat — with some celebrity guests.
Here’s the entire week in photos.
Attorney General William Barr is greeted by House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., before a House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn Building on the Department of Justice’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., react as they uncover hot dish entries at the annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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From left, Reps. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Mark Green, R-Tenn., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, talk during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on climate change and national security on Tuesday. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is seen on a monitor questioning witnesses former Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and John Kerry, D-Mass., (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig, left, talks with Chairman Mike Quigley, D-Ill., during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on the IRS’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in the press conference to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2019″ in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)Michael Corbat, left, CEO of Citigroup, and Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, testify during the House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis,” on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., chats with reporters at the end of the House Democrats’ 2019 Issues Conference opening press conference at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va., on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., gives model Chrissy Teigen and her husband and singer John Legend high fives on stage at the end of the dinner program at the House Democrats’ 2019 Issues Conference at the Landsdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va., on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., talks with reporters in the media filing center at the House Democrats’ 2019 Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)