A presidential address. Ice hockey. And Americans in space for the first time in nearly a decade. February was a cold month, but things are heating up around the nation’s Capitol. For more behind-the-scenes photos, be sure to follow the stories from @RepKevinMcCarthy on Instagram.

1. Winter is Here | Snow blankets the Capitol, reminding us all that you’re never too old for a snow day.

February 1, 2019

2. State of the Union | Kevin escorts President Trump into the House Chamber ahead of of the President’s Second State of the Union Address.

February 5, 2019

3. Back in Business | Kevin speaks to business leaders of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce as a guest of Representative Will Hurd.

February 6, 2019

4. Game On | Kevin drops the puck at the Congressional Hockey Challenge for charity. Go Team USA!

February 6, 2019

5. American Exceptionalism | Leader McCarthy, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and Richard Branson award Virgin Galactic pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and Frederick ‘C.J.’ Sturckow the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Astronaut Wings for their rekindling of America’s spirit for discovery.

February 7, 2019

6. Office Space | Majority Leader Steny Hoyer shows Leader McCarthy some of the decor changes he’s made in Kevin’s old office.

February 7, 2019

7. The Great Emancipator | Happy Birthday to America’s first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln!

February 11, 2019

8. A Voice for the Voiceless | Kevin joins Angel Families from around the country to call on Democrats to take border security seriously.

February 13, 2019

9. Fired Up | Kevin rallies with a crowd of conservative activists at CPAC 2019.

February 27, 2019

10. Happy Warrior | Kevin fields a question at his weekly press conference.

February 28, 2019