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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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Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead..
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Now that Major League Baseball may eviscerate more than 25% of minor league teams, Congress must search for ways to protect America's pastime.
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Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has given Congress evidence that could play into Trump's impeachment trial.
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Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has given Congress evidence that could play into Trump's impeachment trial.
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a major disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico on Thursday, the island’s nonvoting representative to the U.S...
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Congress opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Thursday with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the well of the Senate for only the..
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The Government Accountability Office said blocking the military assistance violated a law that limits a president’s power to withhold money allocated by..
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Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can award to a civilian, at the U.S. Capitol..
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Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in delayed disaster-aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the island's..
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A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate "profoundly alarming" messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to..
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Ms. Demings, a relatively junior member of Congress from Florida who had been a police chief, has become a respected questioner on both the House Judiciary and..
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In a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with..
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Here's the latest for Tuesday January 14th: Pompeo fails to show for Congressional panel; Large blaze knocks out market in Haiti; St. Louis prosecutor files suit..
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Democrat Elizabeth Warren outlined on Tuesday how, if elected to the White House, she would on the first day of her presidency cancel federal student loan debt..
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The amount far exceeds what Congress allocated for border barriers this year as the president, with his eye on his re-election campaign, rushes to show major..
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The Supreme Court has never definitively resolved whether Congress can sue the president.
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A war powers resolution won't stop Trump from doing anything he would do anyway in Iran. It's just a signal that Congress doesn't trust Trump.
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Mr. Collins walked backed his statement made Wednesday amid a fiery debate over Congress’s role in matters of war and peace.
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The Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further..
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One of the wealthiest House members and a champion of liberal causes as a civic leader, he was forced to quit Congress in 1982 in a corruption scandal.
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The debate over the resolution has reignited a fierce dispute over Congress’s role in matters of war and peace.
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China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was neither..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave vacant in Congress..
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