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From big public ceremonies to small personal moments, the Office of the Leader took approximately 40,000 photos this year. Narrowing those down to just a few of our favorites is no easy task, but in chronological order, these nineteen photos tell the story of 2019 for Leader McCarthy. 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.

January 3, 2019

2. Behind the scenes | Reporters record Kevin’s impromptu news conference using whatever devices they have in their pockets.

January 25, 2019

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

February 5, 2019

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

February 6, 2019

5. Nothing but Net | Kevin shoots some hoops between events at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

March 10, 2019

6. Luck of the Irish | Green ties all around as Kevin and President Trump celebrate St. Patricks Day at the Friends of Ireland Lunch in the Capitol.

March 14, 2019

7. Take Your Child To Work Day | For national Take Your Child to Work Day, Kevin invited his staffers’ kids to his office to experience life on the Hill, and, of course, enjoy a few sweet Easter treats.

April 10, 2019

8. Communist Venezuala | From the Colombian side of the border, Kevin stares across at the oppressed country of Venezuela in the midst of an international crisis.

April 19, 2019

9. Honor Flight Veterans from Kern County, California travel to Washington DC to visit their monuments and meet with Kevin.

Honor Flight from Kern County California

May 8, 2019

10. Man’s Best Friend | Cora is a two-legged constituent from California and is part of a program that rescues doggos on death row.

Cora the Dog

May 23, 2019

11. Some Gave All | Kevin pays respect at the American cemetery in Normandy, a sobering reminder that freedom isn’t free.

Kevin McCarthy in Normandy France

June 6, 2019

12. Take Me Out to the Ball Game | Kevin visits the Republican dugout at the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to cheer on Team GOP.

June 26, 2019

13. America’s Future Leaders | Kevin mingles with Capitol Hill interns in a show of appreciation for the hard work they put in each summer.

Kevin McCarthy with Capitol Hill Interns

July 10, 2019

14. Stop the Bias | Kevin joins President Trump at the White House Social Media Summit to protect free speech and defend the American people’s right to protect their personal data.

Kevin McCarthy, Donald Trump, and Dan Crenshaw

July 11, 2019

15. U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem – Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and it always will be—a fact President Trump officially acknowledged when he moved the U.S. embassy there last year.

Kevin McCarthy at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

August 13, 2019

16. State Dinner | Kevin attends a White House State Dinner with his daughter in honor of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to the United States.

Kevin McCarthy at the White House

September 20, 2019

17.Unity | House Republicans gather, standing fully unified following a bipartisan voteagainst the impeachment inquiry.

Kevin McCarthy leads Republicans in Unity

October 31, 2019

18. One of These is Not Like the Others | Former Speakers Gingrich, Boehner, and Ryan join Kevin in Washington for the dedication of Former Speaker Boehner’s official portrait.

Kevin McCarthy, John Boehner, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan

November 19, 2019

19. Merry Christmas | Joined by his wife, Judy, Kevin joins President Trump and First Lady Melania at the annual White House Congressional Holiday Ball.

Kevin McCarthy, Melania, and Donald Trump

December 12, 2019