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This week in Washington (23 images)

By Wade Sheridan

The National Menorah is lit in celebration of Hanukkah. First lady Jill Biden hosts the annual Toys for Toys event. President Joe Biden signs an Executive Order on reforming federal support for Tribal Nations and Vice President Kamala Harris breaks the record for the most tie-breaking votes, among the highlights of this week in Washington.



Left to right, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, Chairman Hudson Bay Capital and prominent Jewish Community Leader Sander Gerber and Rabbi Menachem Shemtov wave to the crowd at the Grand Lighting ceremony of the National Menorah on the Ellipse, sponsored by the American Friends of Lubavitch on Thursday. Photo by Ron Sachs/UPI
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Second gentleman Doug Emhoff makes remarks at the Grand Lighting ceremony of the National Menorah. Photo by Ron Sachs/UPI
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Mayor of New York City Eric Adams, walks to a press conference after meeting with members of Congress to discuss funding and support for New York City's migrant crisis at the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a press conference on border security at the U.S. Capitol. An emergency bill to provide aid for Ukraine and Israel was blocked as Senate Republicans pushed for tougher immigration control. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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