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 governor appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. In addition, the House of Representatives currently 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 president on Monday said he was weighing executive action as Congress and the White House struggle to break the impasse.
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The president sidestepped Congress when it became clear that his nominee for a top Defense Department position would not win Senate approval.
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Despite hours of negotiating early Saturday, the White House and Congress failed to reach a new stimulus deal despite millions of Americans facing possible..
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Extra $600 in unemployment money expires as Congress remains deadlocked. Actor Bryan Cranston reveals plasma donation after having COVID. Latest news.
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Congress, which is tasked with shepherding the nation through the pandemic, itself lacks consistent procedures for protecting its members and its work force.
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In the middle of the election season, Democrats hopeful of capturing the White House and Congress intensify their talk of ending the filibuster to thwart..
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In a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor to the crew of the USS Indianapolis that was sunk by a Japanese..
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The civil rights leader is being laid to rest in Atlanta, the city he represented in Congress for more than three decades.
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She's survived coronavirus and kidney failure but 44-year-old Aisha Brown says medical bills that saved her life are her next battle. She's hoping for relief as..
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She isnโ€™t optimistic that Congress will help schools reopen safely in the fall: โ€œThereโ€™s going to be a lot of parents in tears.โ€
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Here's the latest for Wednesday July 29th: Congress working on coronavirus relief deal; White House and Oregon Governor negotiate over protests & federal agents;..
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Plans for a museum devoted to the history and contributions of Latinos in the United States began forming in the 2000s, but legislation had not gained traction..
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President Trump returns to the briefing room Tuesday as talks over the latest coronavirus economic rescue package continue on Capitol Hill.
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Civil rights icon John Lewis will lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda, his casket resting on the same wooden platform used for Abraham Lincoln.
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