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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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A bill known as the CECIL Act takes aim at trophy hunting imports – but some say these hunts help conservation more than hurt it
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Four members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging..
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When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by..
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When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by..
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Trump has transformed the party of Lincoln into a racist, nationalist movement that divides and destroys. And silent Republicans are letting him do it.
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President Trump said Thursday he was disappointed with his supporters for chanting "send her back" about U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen who..
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In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said one big challenge is that migrant..
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Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
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President Trump's tweets come as demonstrations against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have intensified
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Another 9/11 first responder, former New York City firefighter Kevin Nolan, has died as families push for Congress to renew funding for the victims' compensation..
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Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started..
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Boeing 737 jets have now been grounded for 126 days after a deadly crash in Ethiopia. A man who lost his family in the crash went before Congress, along with ...
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The House wrestled with a busy, and divisive, agenda on Wednesday. Here’s a quick digest of some of the important issues it considered.
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The measures would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. No other foreign policy issue has made as big a..
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NASA's goal of landing astronauts on the moon in 2024 won't be possible without steady funding from Congress
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The House is expected to vote Wednesday evening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress.
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The president targeted four women of color in Congress, now known as "the squad." So Kimmel, Meyers and Colbert targeted Trump.
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Congress votes on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets; inside CBS News' coverage of the historic Apollo 11 launch.
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They've been in Congress for less than a year, but have already attracted more controversy than many lawmakers see in a lifetime
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Congress is voting on a resolution to condemn the words of the president. It comes after President Trump targeted four Democrats in racist tweets. Nancy Cordes..
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After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized..
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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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More Democratic presidential candidates are criticizing President Trump for his string of racist tweets and comments targeting four freshman members of Congress...
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Facebook will be testifying over two days in Congress as lawmakers express concerns on the social media platform's new cryptocurrency, Libra. CBS News..
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This is at least the fourth policy proposal from Harris that promises to use powers of the presidency if Congress does not act
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Republican leaders in Congress remained unwilling Tuesday to unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on four progressive women of color in Congress,..
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The president's comments come as tech giant prepares to defend its size and search practices before Congress
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Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate..
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Paul Njoroge, who will testify before Congress Tuesday, says the 737 Max should have been grounded after the first crash in Indonesia in November.
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved on Monday to formally condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on four minority congresswomen, while Trump doubled down,..
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved on Monday to formally censure President Donald Trump's attacks on four minority congresswomen as House of Representatives..
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Ilhan Omar is one of 29 congressional members who were born outside of the United States – 24 representatives and five senators.
 
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Trump's aspiring authoritarianism is an existential threat to America. We must update our laws and Constitution to fix the massive gaps he's exposed.
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Thousands of undocumented families are bracing for deportation. Natalie Andrews, a Congress reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins CBSN to discuss how..
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Ilhan Omar said Trump was "stoking white nationalism" because "people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda."
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What Pete Buttigieg says about closing Guantanamo Bay; Elizabeth Warren thinks Congress should hear from the woman who has accused a top Pentagon nominee of..
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Under the new arrangement, Mueller will testify for an extended period of time — three hours instead of two — before the House Judiciary Committee
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Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments..
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Warren also discussed immigration in an interview with CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe at the League of United Latin American Citizens conference
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2020 presidential contender Elizabeth Warren tells CBS News' Ed O'Keefe that the female officer who accused of Gen. John Hyten of sexual misconduct should appear..
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The House passed a bipartisan provision that would require the president to get Congress’s approval before authorizing military force against Iran.
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller announced he will testify before Congress on July 17. Keir Dougall, a CBSN legal contributor and former assistant U.S...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned Congress that the government could breach its statutory borrowing limit by September, begging for a debt ceiling..
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President Donald Trump lashed out at former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Twitter following the release of excerpts from "American Carnage."
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CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle, CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy, and CBS News senior Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes join "Red & Blue" to..
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President John F. Kennedy announced his plan for the U.S. to put man on the moon 55 years ago. In the May 25, 1961 address to Congress, Kennedy called for the..
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Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a..
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Congress didn’t pass emergency funding for migrants until June 27. We're still waiting for Congress to act on our emergency recommendations from April.
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A Guatemalan asylum seeker left some members of a U.S. House panel visibly shaken on Wednesday with the story of her daughter's death, saying the toddler had..
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A group of Trump administration intelligence officials briefed members of Congress on election security ahead of the 2020 election. CBS News intelligence and..
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The Justice Department is trying to prevent two former members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team from testifying behind closed doors in Congress next..
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Brazil's lower house of Congress began final debates on Wednesday ahead of a vote on a landmark overhaul to the country's pension system, as expectations of the..
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Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote on a landmark overhaul to the country's pension system on Wednesday, triggering a surge across Brazilian..
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With Powell facing Congress for two days, the direction of interest rate policy will be the key takeaway
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Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to begin voting Wednesday on a landmark overhaul to the country's pension system, after it was pushed back a day due..
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The United States is seeking a Congress-approved agreement with Iran to replace the 2015 nuclear deal that President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the U.S...
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invite for the World Cup champions to visit Congress.
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