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United States Congress

Legislature of the United States

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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The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush..
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The State Department inspector general sent Congress its report on political targeting Wednesday
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The decision almost certainly paves the way for a major Supreme Court case over President Trump’s stonewalling of congressional oversight efforts.
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He is awaiting a verdict on charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted
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Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to..
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U.S. legislators are making slow progress negotiating the bill that will set spending policy for the Department of Defense in 2020, the head of the U.S. House of..
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The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading..
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Jurors hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime GOP operative and Trump ally accused of lying to Congress.
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Wednesday marked a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as a Democratic-led impeachment probe in the U.S. Congress went public..
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Wednesday marked a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as a Democratic-led impeachment probe in the U.S. Congress went public..
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Wednesday marked a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as a Democratic-led impeachment probe in the U.S. Congress went public..
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Hearings begin Wednesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider whether to impeach President Trump for what Democrats say was an effort to use the power of his..
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The first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry that begin Wednesday mark the fourth time in history that Congress has considered removing a president from..
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Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a..
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Ahead of Wednesday's public impeachment hearings, a CBS News poll finds more than half of Americans approve of the inquiry into President Trump. However, a..
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Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president of the South American country in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her..
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The first former White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry. The Trump administration calls the inquiry "illegitimate." But in a CBS News poll, 63..
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Mark Sanford, who also served in Congress, said that he had attempted to inject the topic of fiscal responsibility "into the national debate"
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Next week, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is expected to appear on Capitol Hill for questioning in the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor's testimony..
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Two former presidents were among the mourners who celebrated the life of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become a powerful voice in..
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The acting White House chief of staff had planned to let the courts decide whether he should testify before Congress, but he has reversed course and says he..
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A new CBS News poll shows 43% of Americans say President Trump deserves impeachment, while 40% say he does not. This comes as Congress prepares for the first..
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Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled a new line of defense a day before Congress' impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine goes public,..
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Ms. Cummings, who said she would resign as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, is aiming to take over the seat vacated by her husband.
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Christopher Anderson, a former aide to Ukraine Special Envoy Kurt Volker, testified in the ongoing Trump impeachment hearings.
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U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President..
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U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to Congress in its impeachment investigation into President Donald..
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Speed and partisanship are major differences between the months-long Watergate investigation and Congress' current inquiry into the Ukraine extortion scandal
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The New York Republican has served in Congress since 2003
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The former U.N. Ambassador - a Trump loyalist dismissive of the Ukraine scandal being investigated by Congress - also says she doesn't feel comfortable pursuing..
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From Veterans Day to the first public hearing in Congress' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the..
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Militias and conservative activists rallied in Washington on Saturday to demand protection of gun ownership rights, term limits for lawmakers in Congress, and..
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The former Trump campaign adviser is charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering
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Stone is on trial on accusations that he lied to Congress about his alleged back-channel efforts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies on Friday said they had strengthened procedures for informing Congress, state and local governments, private business and..
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Bolivian opposition leader Carlos Mesa asked Congress on Friday to pass an emergency bill setting the details of new elections as his political archenemy,..
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The House Intelligence Committee has released the transcript from the impeachment inquiry testimony of state department official George Kent. Jeff Mason, a White..
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In an era of hyper partisan politics, Sean Fowler is a rarity: an independent voter who once considered the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump..
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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and I took the same oath to serve America and the Constitution. AndΒ in Iraq, in October 2004, we bled on the same sand.
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Pete Visclosky, the longest-serving congressman from Indiana, was the latest in a series of experienced legislators in both parties to leave Congress.
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Will Congress pass healthcare and immigration reform under a Trump administration? Julie Pace of the Associated Press, Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post, Ramesh..
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Speaker Paul Ryan sits down with Face the Nation Host John Dickerson to discuss the Republican House's new healthcare bill, President Trump's wiretap..
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The House speaker discusses how Congress and the Trump administration plan to deal with the debt ceiling
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The former Trump campaign adviser and longtime Republican operative has been charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction
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Roger Stone is accused of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential race.
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CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto joins Face the Nation to discuss the latest findings about Americans' views of the Trump administration,..
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Some might be outraged that Congress gets a month of vacation, but Congress should stay home as long as it takes to get fortified with the spirit of public..
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Mexico's Congress approved a raft of constitutional changes on Tuesday that include permitting the right to a recall vote on the president, overriding opposition..
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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, discusses his dissatisfaction with the administration's new tariffs and the "discharge petition" he is helping to spearhead to force a..
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CBS News director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto debuts the CBS News midterm election Battleground Tracker and explains where things stand in the race..
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This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Rep. Will Hurd of Texas. Plus, we'll kick off our 2018 CBS News..
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Missed the second half of the show? The latest on negotiations between President Trump, Kim Jong Un and Congress.
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The U.S. Congress and the White House are discussing legislation to keep U.S. government agencies operating beyond Nov. 21 when existing funding expires, with an..
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In this 2015 clip, Sen. John McCain, who died on August 25, 2018, reflects on his friendship with Sen. Ted Kennedy during their time in Congress.
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Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, joins John Dickerson to discuss his efforts as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to get more Democrats..
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House Speaker Paul Ryan sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson in New York
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Dan Balz, Rachael Bade, Mark Landler and Ed O'Keefe discuss the midterm races that have yet to be called and how the record number of women entering Congress..
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Incoming members of Congress Dan Crenshaw, Joe Neguse, Chrissy Houlahan and Deb Haaland sit down with moderator Margaret Brennan.
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A push in the U.S. Congress for legislation to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and pressure China to refrain from a violent crackdown faces an array..
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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the negotiations Congress is undertaking to avert a government shutdown.
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, makes fruitcake for his colleagues on the Hill each year in the hopes that they can unite in bipartisan support over a festive..
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Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how to end the government shutdown.
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Representative Adam Schiff, D-California, says the House Intelligence Committee has a date for Michael Cohen to come and testify "voluntarily or, if necessary,..
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Freshmen Democrats Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Jahana Hayes, Rep. Max Rose, and Rep. Sherrill join Margaret Brennan to talk about their first impression of Congress.
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Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the impending release of Mueller's report and the second summit between Trump and..
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The Republican senator also urged Congress to subpoena the whistleblower β€” whose identify is protected by federal law β€” to testify in the impeachment..
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his Economy Minister Paulo Guedes on Tuesday went to Congress to deliver a wide-ranging bundle of proposed economic reforms..
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A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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