Capitol Views: Oct 5 – 9

On October 9, 2015 by M. Scott Mahaskey
Sec. Ernst Moniz listens to SenatorÕs opening statements as he testifies October 6, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. Moniz was peppered with questions over the strategic petroleum reserve. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sec. Ernst Moniz listens to SenatorÕs opening statements as he testifies October 6, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. Moniz was peppered with questions over the strategic petroleum reserve. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Workers calling for $15 and a Union gather outside the US Capitol as they wait for Sen. Bernie Sanders to announce his proposal for the Workplace Democracy Act October 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Workers calling for $15 and a Union gather outside the US Capitol as they wait for Sen. Bernie Sanders to announce his proposal for the Workplace Democracy Act October 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

A reporter uses an old phone booth to file updates on the House GOP's meeting to select the next House Speaker October 8, 2015 at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

A reporter uses an old phone booth to file updates on the House GOP’s meeting to select the next House Speaker October 8, 2015 at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Surrounded by photographers, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn takes his seat to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on allegations of Volkswagen cheating on vehicle emission standards October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Amid the clicks, Horn requested that photographers be cleared from the well - a request that was later denied by the Committee. Horn also acknowledge that he first learned of the emissions cheat in 2014. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Surrounded by photographers, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn takes his seat to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on allegations of Volkswagen cheating on vehicle emission standards October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Amid the clicks, Horn requested that photographers be cleared from the well – a request that was later denied by the Committee. Horn also acknowledge that he first learned of the emissions cheat in 2014. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Lindsey Graham - a 2016 GOP candidate for President - is pursued by reporters in the Senate subway October 6, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Sen. Lindsey Graham – a 2016 GOP candidate for President – is pursued by reporters in the Senate subway October 6, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is surrounded by reporters after leaving a meeting where Majority Leader McCarthy announced he was dropping out of the race for House Speaker October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Chaffetz said that he remains a candidate in the race for Speaker. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is surrounded by reporters after leaving a meeting where Majority Leader McCarthy announced he was dropping out of the race for House Speaker October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Chaffetz said that he remains a candidate in the race for Speaker. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Pursued by reporters, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is escorted to an awaiting vehicle after leaving the Longworth House Office Building where he announced to GOP members of his decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

Pursued by reporters, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is escorted to an awaiting vehicle after leaving the Longworth House Office Building where he announced to GOP members of his decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the media after announcing to House Republicans that he is passing on a bid to become the next Speaker of the House October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the media after announcing to House Republicans that he is passing on a bid to become the next Speaker of the House October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico)

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