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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Politically vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to move quickly on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, and..
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"We are not criminals," says Lok Sabha member and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in a letter to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on his personal..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy..
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The United States said Thursday it was considering deploying fresh forces to counter Iran, with an official saying some 5,000 to 7,000 troops could head to the..
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​​​The urgent message, sent by AICC general secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal just ten days ahead of the show, indicates the party’s..
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Here's the latest for Thursday December 5th: Navy says active duty sailor was Pearl Harbor gunman; Legal experts testify to Congress about impeachment; George..
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Impeachment experts raise 3 key questions for Congress: Is there enough evidence? No harm done since Ukraine got its aid? And what exactly is bribery?
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Three legal experts told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival amounted to..
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Replying to a debate in Lok Sabha on the supplementary demands for grants, the FM rejected comments by Congress member Shashi Tharoor and denied having ever said..
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At the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Republicans’ witness said lawmakers were rushing impeachment and should instead let court fights..
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The impeachment process is only half-done. Congress must investigate the cover-up, force Trump aides to testify and show that no one is above the law.
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It is the second time that Mr. Gerhardt will appear before Congress as an expert on impeachment.
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Democrats in Congress will begin proceedings on Wednesday that are widely expected to end in impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, a day after they..
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BJP working president J P Nadda on Wednesday alleged that while the Congress promoted casteism to divide society, while the saffron party's only objective "is to..
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Senior U.S. diplomats and national security experts have testified before Congress about behind-the-scenes maneuvering by President Donald Trump or aides to..
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The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, one of the most argumentative panels in Congress, is set to begin weighing formal impeachment charges..
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Democrats in Congress will begin proceedings on Wednesday that are widely expected to end in impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, a day after they..
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that there is no anti-incumbency wave in Jharkhand and people will vote chief minister Raghubar Das back to power...
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SACRAMENTO — California Sen. Kamala Harris should never have run for president in the first place. Her ambition far exceeded her ability. She hadn’t yet..
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U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign..
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Sharad Pawar has said protracted and heated negotiations with Congress irritated his nephew and led him to assert that the government could not be run when talks..
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U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his chances of re-election next year, undermined national security and ordered an..
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Democrats on Tuesday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of abusing power to win re-election in 2020, saying in a report that will form the basis of any formal..
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The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that..
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Home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the security lapse at the residence of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was a "coincidence" and government had..
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Union home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly rejected Congress's charge of political vendetta over the SPG Bill amendments and asserted that the government..
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President Trump and Congress have until Dec. 20 to strike a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown. In the new paperback edition of “The Fifth Risk,”..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily denounced talk among some U.S. lawmakers of censuring him as an alternative to impeachment, saying he finds the..
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The Congress has alleged that the amendment was brought for the purpose to remove the SPG security of the members of the Gandhi family.
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It often feels like Washington is broken, but it need not be this way. Our nation was founded on compromise, and compromise can happen again.
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BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Tuesday slammed the Congress for raking up the issue of SPG cover after it was withdrawn for party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul..
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With so many women in Congress, the nation looked closer than ever to affordable child care and paid family leave. So far, nothing. We found out why.
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The Income Tax Department has issued a notice to the Congress seeking an explanation over the party allegedly receiving funds to the tune of Rs 170 crore from a..
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California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter plans to plead guilty on Tuesday to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress. (Dec...
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Democratic lawmakers in Congress will take a big step this week in what appears now to be an inexorable march toward impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump, with..
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The chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday joined several Democratic senators in urging the cancellation of an auction of wireless..
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Democratic lawmakers in Congress will take a big step this week in what appears to be a now inexorable march toward impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump, with..
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle..
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Democratic lawmakers in Congress will take a big step this week in what appears to be a now inexorable march toward impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump, with..
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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. For many clear-eyed observers, it should have been evident that with Rep Newt Gingrich and his 1994 Contract with..
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U.S. President Donald Trump faced two deadlines in Congress this week as Democrats prepared to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to..
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(CNN)The sweetest sound Donald Trump could hear last week was that of his outgoing Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, proclaiming him the chosen one "ordained by God"..
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Congress on Sunday accused the BJP-led government of giving "special treatment" to private players in the telecom sector at the cost of public sector entities..
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U.S. President Donald Trump faced two deadlines in Congress on Sunday as Democrats prepared to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to..
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This comes a day after the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test.
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This comes a day after the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test.
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"It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis," Pelosi..
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NCP has emerged the biggest beneficiary in the negotiations within the Maha Vikas Aghadi for ministerial berths with a tally of 16. It will also get the deputy..
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Accusing the BJP-led Union government of fiscal mismanagement, the Congress on Saturday claimed that a situation akin to an "economic emergency" was prevailing..
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At least 26 people were killed on May 25, 2013, when a convoy of Congress leaders and workers by CPI (Maoist) were attacked in the hilly areas of Darbha Valley..
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"We (Congress) are going to win at least 12 seats. No wonder if we win 15 seats. If we win 12 seats, how can the BJP government survive? Yediyurappa has to..
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Members of Congress, as they contemplate the impeachment of President Trump, should consider what former Navy Secretary Spencer Richard wrote.
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Nomination process for the election of the new Speaker will be completed on Saturday.
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David Rubenstein is on a mission to educate America and Congress through a lesson in history. He sat down with "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson.
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NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said that six leaders, two each from his party, the Shiv Sena and the Congress, will take oath as ministers on Thursday along with..
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The publication of the allegations came a week after Mr. Sondland testified before Congress in the impeachment proceedings.
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The measure, which imposes sanctions on Chinese officials for cracking down on the protesters, drew bipartisan support from Congress.
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They're shifting their strategies. But so far, it's an uphill battle.
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Jennifer Cummings and her sister, Adia, "are supporting Harry Spikes for Congress because for the past 15 years he's worked alongside our father."
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Addressing a poll meeting here in Garhwa district, Adityanath said problems of the people would be solved when there are governments of the same party at the..
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You thought you were covered, and now you're being charged thousands of dollars you don't have. You've had enough, and we want to help.
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As fights over the president’s stonewalling of Congress play out slowly in courts, he is reducing the prospect that voters learn new damaging facts about him..
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Venkaiah Naidu ordered that Hariprasad's remarks would not go on record the moment the Congress lawmaker began stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets..
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The United States and China are close to agreement on the first phase of a trade deal, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, after top..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't resist riffing on the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday as he continued the tradition of pardoning a..
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