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.
2. Behind the scenes | Reporters record Kevin’s impromptu news conference using whatever devices they have in their pockets.
3. State of the Union | Kevin escorts President Trump into the House Chamber ahead of the President’s Second State of the Union Address.
4. Game On | Kevin drops the puck at the Congressional Hockey Challenge for charity. Go Team USA!
5. Nothing but Net | Kevin shoots some hoops between events at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
9. Honor Flight | Veterans from Kern County, California travel to Washington DC to visit their monuments and meet with Kevin.
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.
11. Some Gave All | Kevin pays respect at the American cemetery in Normandy, a sobering reminder that freedom isn’t free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19. Merry Christmas | Joined by his wife, Judy, Kevin joins President Trump and First Lady Melania at the annual White House Congressional Holiday Ball.