New year. New office. New photos. Here are ten pictures from the first month of the 116th Congress. For more behind-the-scenes photos, be sure to follow the stories from @RepKevinMcCarthy on Instagram.
1. The Signature | Kevin gets right to work introducing legislation in the House.
2. Welcome | The 116th Congress convenes for the first time. As Leader, Kevin encourages members to focus “not on retribution but on building a more perfect union.”
3. The Team | The House Republican leadership team welcomes Vice President Pence to the Capitol to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis along our Southern border.
4. Multitasking | Kevin works at his desk for a few minutes between meetings.
5. Republican Leaders | Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and their teams meet together to discuss policy priorities for the new Congress.
6. Happy Birthday | Staff gathers to celebrate Kevin’s birthday. (No one could be reached for comment regarding his exact age.)
7. Behind the scenes | Reporters record Kevin’s impromptu news conference using whatever devices they have in their pockets.
8. Tour Guide | Kevin’s door is always open, especially for students looking for a tour of the Capitol building.
9. Defense Update | Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan briefs Leader McCarthy on progress in the fight against ISIS.
10. Madam Leader | Claire meets with Kevin to get his advice for serving as minority leader in her Mock Congress.
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