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. 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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Mr. King, one of the nation’s most divisive elected officials, saw his power in Congress curtailed last year after he questioned why white supremacy was..
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Eight U.S. states held primary elections on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, including some key congressional races.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump a “fanner of the flame” of division, as two Republican senators criticized the use of tear gas to clear the way..
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Seven U.S. states hold congressional primaries on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus. Voting for members of Congress will take place in..
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Rodrigo Maia, the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, said during an online event on Monday that he would decide whether to open impeachment proceedings..
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El Salvador's Congress passed a new emergency bill to address the impact of the coronavirus crisis and gradually reopen the Central American nation's economy,..
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On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure”..
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The narrative of the country at this juncture is so overpowered by the rising crisis of Covid-19 pandemic and the serious concerns over the slipping down of the..
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As India's GDP growth rate came down to 3.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2019-20 fiscal from 4.1 per cent in Q3, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on..
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Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi passed away on Friday at the age of 74. Ajit Jogi was admitted to a hospital in Raipur on May 9 after he suffered a..
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The administration has informed lawmakers that it intends to allow the sale of munitions worth $478 million to the kingdom, setting up a potential clash with..
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The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.425 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense system components and upgrades to Kuwait, the Pentagon..
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The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of "seeking benefit from challenges" the country is facing currently, and said the opposition party is indulging in..
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There's no way schools can operate without more coronavirus relief, finance experts say, but Republicans in Congress are moving slowly.
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Congress has voted to toughen the US response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship..
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Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing a Dallas-area district in..
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An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a..
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The European Union has proposed spending hundreds of billions of euros on green industries as part of a plan to allay the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic,..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that China "has shed any pretense" that the people of Hong Kong enjoy the autonomy..
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Wednesday for the U.S. Congress to "stop abusing" New York and other Democratic-controlled states and release more..
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WASHINGTON: Secretary of State of has notified Congress that the no longer regards as autonomous from mainland China. Wednesday's notification to lawmakers sets..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday to Congress that Hong Kong no longer warranted special treatment under U.S. law in the same way..
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The Congress will on Thursday hold an agitation through social media demanding monetary aid from the Centre for people from the unorganised sector in line with..
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Child hunger is soaring, but two months after Congress approved billions to replace school meals, only 15 percent of eligible children had received benefits.
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"When we imposed the lockdown, Congress made a hue and cry about it and now that we are relaxing it they are criticising it yet again. Many countries including..
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The Congress on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of targeting Dalits by saying that a large proportion of migrant workers returning..
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Amid allegations of mishandling the Covid-19 crisis in Maharashtra by opposition leaders who even demanded dismissal of the state government, Congress leader..
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Addressing an online press conference, the Congress leader expressed concern that if the government functions haphazardly during the non-lockdown period, the..
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Human resources experts, trade unions and civil society groups have lauded the Rajasthan government’s decision on Sunday to revert to 8-hour shifts in all..
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The Trump administration’s report to Congress sees states taking responsibility for coronavirus testing with federal guidance.
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