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Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., photographed earlier this month in Washington, D.C., apologized Thursday for failing to protect a former staffer who accused another ex-employee of abuse within Esty's Capitol Hill office. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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A 2017 congressional committee report singled out this picture of Donald Rumsfeld as one example of the high cost of official portraits. Unveiled in 2010, after Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of defense had ended, this official image — Rumsfeld's second — cost more than $46,000. Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks about the recently passed spending bill at the White House on Friday. Trump threatened to veto the bill before later signing it. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite concerns from fiscal conservatives. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill, Averts Shutdown

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Supporters of Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb await results on Tuesday night in Canonsburg, Pa. Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were locked in a race that was declared too close to call hours after polls closed. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Altogether, the Constitution has only been amended 17 times since the Bill of Rights, and one of those amendments (the 21st) was done just to repeal another (the 18th, known as Prohibition). National Archives via AP hide caption

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A pedestrian walks past Austin City Hall, an early voting center, on Tuesday in Austin, Texas. Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after they reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks, watched by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, during a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress on school and community safety at the White House on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Befuddled By Trump, Senate Will Not Vote On Gun Measures Next Week

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday that the House would wait "to see what the Senate can do" on gun legislation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Stalled On Bills To Tighten Gun Background Check System

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Six-year-old Sophie Cruz speaks during a rally in front of the Supreme Court next to her father, Raul Cruz, and supporter Jose Antonio Vargas in 2016. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Declines To Take DACA Case, Leaving It In Place For Now

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Illinois congressional candidate and avowed white supremacist Arthur Jones is unlikely to have any competition on the Republican ballot in November. The state GOP has denounced him and his candidacy but says it had no way to keep him off. Arthur Jones hide caption

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A White Supremacist May Be The Only Republican Running For A Seat in Congress

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) chats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in October. The two negotiated a budget agreement that marks a major breakthrough for a Congress still reeling from a partial government shutdown last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Reach 2-Year Budget Deal

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