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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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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he believed Congress would act to pass a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement this year, providing..
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Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking..
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Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any..
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Mr. Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee at 1:20 Eastern.
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Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress for its "culture of policy paralysis", alleged corruption and unguarded borders prior to 2014 saying people..
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Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress for its "culture of policy paralysis", alleged corruption and unguarded borders prior to 2014 saying people..
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Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, is due to testify in Congress on Tuesday despite a White House effort to..
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BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at the Congress after six of her MLAs in Rajasthan switched sides, saying the party has once again proved that it is..
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The six BSP MLAs namely, Rajendra Gudd (Udaipurwati), Jogendra Singh Awana (Nadbai), Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena (Karoli), Sandeep Yadav (Tijara) and Deepchand..
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Washington (CNN)Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's ability to navigate escalating tensions with Iran, pointing to the controversy over..
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The Congress has received Rs 146 crore as donations in 2018-19 as compared to Rs 26 crore in 2017-18
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Congress and Nationalist Congress Party will contest 125 seats each in Maharashtra elections. The two partners had contested the 2014 polls separately but came..
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Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S. military action, especially before..
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US President Donald Trump's decision to participate in "Howdy Modi" event is an attempt to woo India-origin voters in view of the US presidential elections,..
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The ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday sparred over the issue of service fee sought by Pakistan from pilgrims for using the Kartarpur..
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With several opposition parties hitting out at Union home minister Amit Shah for his Hindi pitch, BJP leader Kiren Rijiju has tweeted an old video of P..
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Prudent, which gave Rs 144 crore to the BJP in the previous financial year, had donated Rs 10 crore to Congress last year.
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses,..
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Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for..
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Haryana to have Assam-like National Register of Citizens, CM Khattar announced on Sunday.
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The Congress on Saturday alleged that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was "clueless" in dealing with the economic slowdown and termed the latest steps..
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Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid arrest under the US Espionage Act, says his six years working for the NSA and CIA led him to conclude the US..
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Three physicians serving in Congress called the current policy of not providing flu shots to migrant families and children in Border Patrol custody "dangerous"..
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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Friday requested information from Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook as part of an investigation of competition in digital..
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Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co's chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design,..
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Sources said preraks would act as messengers of the Congress and will reach out to the people spreading its word and serving its cause
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My lead Democratic co-sponsor is Rep. Val Demings, a former Orlando police chief. We're in lockstep on the TAPS Act because it will save lives.
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The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to congress. Kimberly Teehee served President Obama as the first-ever Senior Policy Advisor for Native American..
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The party also said that at a time when the country is facing one of its worst economic slowdowns, the central government is busy celebrating its 100 days in..
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Democrats in Congress have made a calculated decision not to call for a ban to be included in an emerging package of gun control measures.
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The immigrants, who are in limbo as the Trump administration weighs their deportation, laid out their fears to a House Oversight subcommittee.
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Congress' independent watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, is looking into President Trump's latest plan to seize private land to build a barrier wall..
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Lawmakers asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for records related to Trump's claim about Dorian's threat to Alabama and efforts to defend it.
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A speaker at New York City's Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony on Wednesday assailed U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress who has often been..
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Congress' independent watchdog will investigate the administration's intensifying efforts to seize private land to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border
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Democrats are working to advance gun bills in Congress in an effort to pressure Republicans and the White House in the wake of several deadly mass shootings. The..
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U.S. Democrats in Congress, looking to heighten their profile on the hot-button issue of gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing..
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U.S. Democrats in Congress, looking to heighten their profile on the hot-button issue of gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing..
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Former city unit head and state Home minister Kripashankar Singh left after over three decades in the party; and actor Urmila Matondkar quit, after a mere five..
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Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if..
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The fight for funding came to a close in Congress on Tuesday after the Senate voted to fund the bill until 2092
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The Trump administration will pursue the reform of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , the guarantors of over half the nation's mortgages, if Congress..
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Describing abrogation of Article 370 as a path breaking decision of the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Congress should..
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The Congress on Tuesday questioned the government why former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand was not arrested in the rape case against him and alleged that colluding..
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The entire crew of a capsized freighter is safe after a day of dramatic rescues. Also, Congressional Democrats urge the president to take action on gun control...
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One of the most expensive special elections for the U.S. Congress takes place on Tuesday in North Carolina, with both major parties watching to see whether..
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Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't..
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress pledged on Monday to intensify pressure for stricter gun-sale background check legislation, citing strong public backing for the..
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As Congress returned from recess Monday, it appears House Democrats have a bigger appetite to start impeachment proceedings. Some believe President Trump..
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Congress returns from its August recess to take up the gun debate and a fight over government spending. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes..
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Brandon Fricke is running as an independent in California against vocal Trump critic and incumbent Ted Lieu.
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Chinese state media has issued a chilling warning to Hong Kong protesters following a mass demonstration outside the territory's U.S. consulate, at which..
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Congress is back on Capitol Hill today, and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are expected to vote soon on expanding their impeachment inquiry into..
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has outlined the parameters for an impeachment investigation on Congress' first day back
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Congress is returning to Washington after August recess, and House Democrats are expected to vote on expanding their impeachment inquiry into President Trump...
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The year leading up to an election doesn't often come with significant legislative achievements
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Responding to a wave of retirements, Trump called Monday for Congress to change the rules to let lawmakers serve as committee chair for longer.
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The US Congress should not interfere in any way in the internal affairs of Hong Kong, the city’s government said in a statement on Sunday evening, after tens..
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Congress returns from a six-week recess, wildfire threatens Southern California, Billy Bush returns to TV and more things to know Monday.
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Quite a lot has happened since Congress went on recess, most notably four mass shootings that have heightened the stakes for tackling gun violence.
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The Central government will not interfere with Article 371 of the Indian Constitution – that ensures certain special provisions for Northeastern states Home..
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In a letter, the top two Democrats in Congress called on the president to expand background checks to nearly all gun buyers.
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Steve Kroft heads to Washington to confront three members of Congress about how they used leadership PAC funds for personal purposes
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In 2011, Steve Kroft reported that members of Congress could legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill
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Shauna Saxton, a grandmother who looked the gunman in the eyes and escaped gunfire during the mass shooting in Texas last week in which seven people were..
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Mr. Sanford, the former governor and representative from South Carolina, was ousted from his seat in Congress after becoming a vocal critic of President Trump.
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Asserting that the Congress has a duty to defend secular space, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the answer to the party's woes in Hindi heartland..
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The Congress on Sunday unleashed a blistering attack on the Modi government and said the three words that describe the first 100 days of BJP 2.0 are "tyranny,..
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