Capitol Views: July 27-31

On July 31, 2015 by M. Scott Mahaskey
Following a July 30, 2015 press conference on the voting rights act, Rep. Jan Schakowsky had Rep. John Lewis (center) autograph a police mugshot taken of her following her 2013 for "blocking passage" in an effort to raise awareness of comprehensive immigration legislation in Washington, DC. Schakowsky wrote to the Huffington Post at the time that the arrest was "polite and professional" and she was released hours later following a $50 fine. Schakowsky noted that her mugshot number was "actually 007". (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Following a July 30, 2015 press conference on the voting rights act, Rep. Jan Schakowsky had Rep. John Lewis (center) autograph a police mugshot taken of her following her 2013 for “blocking passage” in an effort to raise awareness of comprehensive immigration legislation in Washington, DC. Schakowsky wrote to the Huffington Post at the time that the arrest was “polite and professional” and she was released hours later following a $50 fine. Schakowsky noted that her mugshot number was “actually 007”. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

...July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Treasury Sec. Jack Lew looks on as Defense Sec. Ashton Carter testifies before the Senate Armed Service Committee during a hearing to discuss the Iran deal July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sec. Carter was flanked by several Cabinet secretaries including Lew, Kerry and Moniz. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Treasury Sec. Jack Lew looks on as Defense Sec. Ashton Carter testifies before the Senate Armed Service Committee during a hearing to discuss the Iran deal July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sec. Carter was flanked by several Cabinet secretaries including Lew, Kerry and Moniz. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Tom Cotton pushes his child in a stroller after leaving the Senate floor following a vote July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Tom Cotton pushes his child in a stroller after leaving the Senate floor following a vote July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

A color guard is reflected in the etched wall of the Korean War Memorial as a ceremony gets underway July 27, 2015, marking armistice signed July 27, 1953. The armistice brought fighting to an end but failed to solidify a permanent peace. Also celebrated that day was the 20th anniversary of the memorial, one of DC's most well-known, and hauntingly beautiful, memorials along the National Mall. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

A color guard is reflected in the etched wall of the Korean War Memorial as a ceremony gets underway July 27, 2015, marking armistice signed July 27, 1953. The armistice brought fighting to an end but failed to solidify a permanent peace. Also celebrated that day was the 20th anniversary of the memorial, one of DC’s most well-known, and hauntingly beautiful, memorials along the National Mall. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sampson, a nine-year-old bulldog, shakes hands during an ASPCA "Paws for Celebration" adoption awareness event July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sampson, a nine-year-old bulldog, shakes hands during an ASPCA “Paws for Celebration” adoption awareness event July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

With confidence and a smile, House Speaker John Boehner addresses the media July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Following questions about attacks to his leadership by Rep. Mark Meadows, the Speaker brushed it off as "no big deal." (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

With confidence and a smile, House Speaker John Boehner addresses the media July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Following questions about attacks to his leadership by Rep. Mark Meadows, the Speaker brushed it off as “no big deal.” (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Secretary of State John Kerry listens to lawmakers during a hearing July 28, 2015 over the Iran deal in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Secretary of State John Kerry listens to lawmakers during a hearing July 28, 2015 over the Iran deal in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Bernie Sanders is surrounded by nurses following a rally with registered nurses and other community leaders on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid near the US Capitol July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Bernie Sanders is surrounded by nurses following a rally with registered nurses and other community leaders on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid near the US Capitol July 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) questions EPA's Gina McCarthy July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) questions EPA’s Gina McCarthy July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Rand Paul July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Rand Paul July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

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