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This week in Washington(25 images)

Oil companies testify before a House committee; Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before a Senate committee; President Joe Biden joins a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations remotely, pledging millions to help the 10-nation bloc deal with COVID-19, climate change, economic issues and education; and lawmakers grapple with passing infrastructure and spending bills, among the highlights of this week in Washington, D.C.

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods opens with remarks before a hearing on "Fueling the Climate Crisis: Exposing Big Oils Disinformation Campaign to Prevent Climate Action" at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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CEO of BP America David Lawler testifies virtually before the committee. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., opens with remarks before the climate hearing. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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President Joe Biden speaks, with Vice President Kamala Harris listening, about his infrastructure bills and possible compromises on the budget in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Biden announced that there is a framework agreement for the multitrillion-dollar spending packages. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
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