2018 Eyes of History: Still Contest: On Capitol Hill

A feature or general news picture taken on Capitol Hill that depicts Congressional/Political activity from, but not limited to, press conferences, hearings, rallies and behind-the-scenes situations. Photo should capture a unique or compelling moment, or the essence of the situation, even if taken during a photo-op.

First Place

Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Paul Ryan: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), is seen at right, during a press briefing to the media about tax reform at the United States Capitol on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Second Place

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
This Story Has Legs: A House Democratic aide walks behind a photograph of President Donald Trump welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the White House during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. House Democrats have introduced legislation to create an outside, independent commission to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump and Russian officials. If Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) does not support the legislation then Democrats said they will file a discharge petition to force a vote on the measure.

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Aaron P. Bernstein, Freelancer
Booker: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks with students from the North Star Academy of Newark, NJ as they visit Capitol Hill May 25th, 2017.

Award of Excellence

J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated Press
Enlightened: Former FBI director James Comey is illuminated by a skylight as police escort him to a secure room for more testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump, told the panel in open session that Trump repeatedly pressed him for his 'loyalty' and directly pushed him to 'lift the cloud' of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russia ties.

Award of Excellence

Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
You're Fired: FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017.

Award of Excellence

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, The Associated Press
Brennan Testimony: Former CIA Director John Brennan, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force.

Award of Excellence

Jim Bourg , Reuters
All for ME?: Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch reacts to media attention as he arrives for his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017.

Award of Excellence

Tom Williams, CQ-Roll Call, Inc.
Senator Schumer: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conducts a news conference after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on June 20, 2017.