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United States Congress

Legislature of the United States

The United States Congress or U.S. 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 governor's appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives, the latter defined by the Reapportionment Act of 1929. In addition, the House of Representatives has six non-voting members, bringing the total membership of the US Congress to 541 or fewer in the case of vacancies.

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The $600 aid began closing the gap between what Black and white Americans receive in unemployment benefits. The gap is widening again, experts warn.
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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden joins CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett to talk about the occupation of Portland by federal troops under President..
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Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities -- knowing that people were dying -- and says industry lobbyists and..
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the White House is running out of time to agree to terms of a stimulus relief package if President Trump wants a deal before..
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Frustration is growing as Congress tries to agree on money for coronavirus testing, unemployment benefits and schools. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi says stimulus talks will resume this week, but there must be a deal by Tuesday. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Senator Joni Ernst, the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress, is facing the same headwinds plaguing President Trump, who is lagging in the state in part..
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President Trump wants to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count used to award each state seats in Congress.
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Top market analysts are advising investors on who they think is likely to take the White House and Congress.
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The White House and lawmakers in Congress continue to be at odds over another round of coronavirus stimulus aid. CBS News MoneyWatch reporter Aimee Picchi joins..
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