United States Congress

Legislature of the United States

The United States Congress or U.S. 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's appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives, the latter defined by the Reapportionment Act of 1929. In addition, the House of Representatives 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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Facebook supports rewriting Section 230, and it’s starting to lay out the changes it wants. That’s the big..
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Congress should pass robust funding for monoclonal antibodies. The federal government should use its powers to ramp up production of the treatment.
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A new Congress must vote to unpack the courts, just as assuredly and constitutionally as McConnell refused to consider Obama nominee Merrick Garland.
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It turns out the stock market cares more about which party controls Congress than it does about which party wins the presidency.
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Well, we had another hearing with the platform CEOs.

The dream with this sort of thing is that..
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Addressing a rally in Bihar's Balmiki Nagar, the Congress leader said that now the Prime Minister does not say in speeches that he will give jobs to two crore..
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SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. National Security Agency is rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to determine whether it is continuing to place..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold election rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address two public..
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Amy Coney Barrett has been sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mark Chenoweth, executive director of the New Civil Liberties Alliance and..
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The Senate has adjourned until November 9, making it unlikely that Congress will pass a relief bill ahead of the election.
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(CNN)Honduras just became the 50th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on Saturday. The accord has now met the required..
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Before #MeToo was a movement, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was advocating for victims' rights -- in the military, on campus, and in her own party
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The BJP hit out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday for their "selective outrage" in cases of atrocities against women as it..
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The BJP hit out at the Congress over a case of rape and murder of a 6-year-old in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, as it asked opposition party leaders Rahul..
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The incident happened while Yadav was addressing the public meeting to ask for votes for the Congress candidate in Chainpur assembly constituency.
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The $600 aid began closing the gap between what Black and white Americans receive in unemployment benefits. The gap is widening again, experts warn.
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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden joins CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett to talk about the occupation of Portland by federal troops under President..
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Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities -- knowing that people were dying -- and says industry lobbyists and..
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Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling At a recent rally in Florida, critics were quick to note Donald Trump’s ignorance about Puerto Rico. Along with..
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