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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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Lok Sabha witnessed sloganeering and protests on Friday as Congress members sought to raise the issue of ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.
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Ahead of Imran Khan's visit to the US, a Congressional report has said the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending 'decisive and..
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What if they are disillusioned by BJP in the next six months? Will they return to Congress? No one is questioning them, says Hardik
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President Trump said Thursday he was disappointed with his supporters for chanting "send her back" about U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen who..
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Congress also demands a discussion on the Karnataka Assembly crisis
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In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said one big challenge is that migrant..
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Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
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President Trump's tweets come as demonstrations against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have intensified
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Another 9/11 first responder, former New York City firefighter Kevin Nolan, has died as families push for Congress to renew funding for the victims' compensation..
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Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started..
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Washington [USA], July 18 (ANI): The United States on Wednesday blocked a Democratic attempt to impeach US President Donald Trump by a wide margin. In the first..
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Coming down heavily on the NDA government, Congress Thursday said the sanctity of regular Budget numbers have been called into question and that amendments are..
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with US President Donald trump. Congress is heading for a showdown with US President Donald Trump after the House voted on..
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DeKalb County’s congressional representatives were split on a resolution Tuesday “condemning President [Donald] Trump’s racist comments directed at members..
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The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by..
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While most of the rebel MLAs have been staying in Mumbai, Reddy chose to be in the city amid reports that Congress was trying to pacify him.
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The house allowed Leader of Opposition Paresh Dahanani to clarify his stand on his earlier claim that as per the Social Economic Report, only 6 lakh ha got water..
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Boeing 737 jets have now been grounded for 126 days after a deadly crash in Ethiopia. A man who lost his family in the crash went before Congress, along with ...
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The House wrestled with a busy, and divisive, agenda on Wednesday. Here’s a quick digest of some of the important issues it considered.
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The measures would block the sale of billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. No other foreign policy issue has made as big a..
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NASA's goal of landing astronauts on the moon in 2024 won't be possible without steady funding from Congress
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Senior Congress party sources acknowledged that they will not be able to meet the deadline of July 20 they had informally set for themselves to settle the..
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she was "heartened" by the Kulbhushan verdict.
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Paul Njoroge, who lost his whole family in the 10 March Boeing crash, gives emotional testimony to US Congress.
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The House is expected to vote Wednesday evening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress.
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Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties..
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BJP legislators Wednesday stormed the Well and later walked out of the Rajasthan Assembly alleging the unemployment allowances announced by the Congress..
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After the SC verdict, the rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai said there was no question of going back on their resignations from the assembly or attending the session...
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The president targeted four women of color in Congress, now known as "the squad." So Kimmel, Meyers and Colbert targeted Trump.
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka "ought not" to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing..
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Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both..
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Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said 15 persons have been killed and over 43 lakh displaced by..
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Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said 15 persons have been killed and over 43 lakh displaced by..
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Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about..
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Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about..
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The Supreme Court directed that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs "ought not" to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly, which..
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Congress votes on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets; inside CBS News' coverage of the historic Apollo 11 launch.
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution formally condemning President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four Democratic members of..
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They've been in Congress for less than a year, but have already attracted more controversy than many lawmakers see in a lifetime
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Congress is voting on a resolution to condemn the words of the president. It comes after President Trump targeted four Democrats in racist tweets. Nancy Cordes..
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After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized..
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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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More Democratic presidential candidates are criticizing President Trump for his string of racist tweets and comments targeting four freshman members of Congress...
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Facebook will be testifying over two days in Congress as lawmakers express concerns on the social media platform's new cryptocurrency, Libra. CBS News..
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This is at least the fourth policy proposal from Harris that promises to use powers of the presidency if Congress does not act
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A federal judge said Roger Stone is no longer allowed to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any form of social media after he violated her previous gag order..
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President Donald Trump lashed out at four minority Congresswomen again on Tuesday while lambasting Congress for rebuking him instead of them as the House of..
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Republican leaders in Congress remained unwilling Tuesday to unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on four progressive women of color in Congress,..
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The president's comments come as tech giant prepares to defend its size and search practices before Congress
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Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate..
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Paul Njoroge, who will testify before Congress Tuesday, says the 737 Max should have been grounded after the first crash in Indonesia in November.
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US president Donald Trump drew fresh accusations of racism on Monday after he attacked four ethnic-minority Democrats in Congress, telling them to "go..
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The Congress and the NCP bagged 42 and 41 seats, respectively in the last election.
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White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a subpoena and failed to appear on Monday at a congressional hearing about allegations she violated federal..
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President Donald Trump told White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to ignore a congressional subpoena on Monday compelling her to appear before them about a..
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved on Monday to formally condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on four minority congresswomen, while Trump doubled down,..
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved on Monday to formally censure President Donald Trump's attacks on four minority congresswomen as House of Representatives..
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Ilhan Omar is one of 29 congressional members who were born outside of the United States – 24 representatives and five senators.
 
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The government asserted on Monday that a bill to broaden the NIA's investigating powers is part of its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and is in..
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Trump's aspiring authoritarianism is an existential threat to America. We must update our laws and Constitution to fix the massive gaps he's exposed.
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