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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members. Although they cannot vote in the full house, these members can address the house, sit and vote in congressional committees, and introduce legislation.

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Lewandowski’s performance can’t go unchallenged. It will set a precedent for what happens to those who openly defy Congress, or for what doesn’t.
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16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told members of Congress we need to "start treating this crisis like the existential emergency it is." She..
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U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including..
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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg took her fight for climate change to Capitol Hill for a second day, demanding lawmakers "take real action." (Sept. 18)
 
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Journalist Cokie Roberts' many admirers say she helped transform the role of women in broadcast news. Roberts, whose parents were both members of Congress,..
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President Donald Trump heads to San Diego amid homeless comments backlash, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg appears before Congress and more things to..
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Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking..
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Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any..
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Mr. Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee at 1:20 Eastern.
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Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S. military action, especially before..
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses,..
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Three physicians serving in Congress called the current policy of not providing flu shots to migrant families and children in Border Patrol custody "dangerous"..
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Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co's chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design,..
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My lead Democratic co-sponsor is Rep. Val Demings, a former Orlando police chief. We're in lockstep on the TAPS Act because it will save lives.
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The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to congress. Kimberly Teehee served President Obama as the first-ever Senior Policy Advisor for Native American..
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