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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: 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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Farm bills: Congress, TMC think they are 'Badshahs', says Pralhad Joshi on ruckus in Rajya Sabha [Video]

Farm bills: Congress, TMC think they are 'Badshahs', says Pralhad Joshi on ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi lashed out at opposition for creating ruckus over passing of two crucial farm bills in Rajya Sabha. He accused them of murdering the democracy and..

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Peru president survives Congress impeachment vote

Martin Vizcarra denied corruption and interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded to a friend.

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Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S...

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Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement

The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr..

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Explain how lockdown prevented 14 to 29 lakh Covid cases: Anand Sharma [Video]

Explain how lockdown prevented 14 to 29 lakh Covid cases: Anand Sharma

Congress leader Anand Sharma lashed out at the Modi government over the handling of the Covid crisis and raised several questions over Union Health’s minister Harsh Vardhan’s statement on the issue..

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JDU’s Harivansh re-elected RS Deputy Chairman: Watch what PM Modi said [Video]

JDU’s Harivansh re-elected RS Deputy Chairman: Watch what PM Modi said

JDU leader Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for the second time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and several other leaders..

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Govt Vs opposition over scrapping question hour: Who said what in Lok Sabha [Video]

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A massive showdown was witnessed in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session over the government’s decision to scrap the question hour in view of the coronavirus crisis. The opposition..

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Gold smuggling case: BJP, Congress' youth wing show black flags to Minister KT Jaleel [Video]

Gold smuggling case: BJP, Congress' youth wing show black flags to Minister KT Jaleel

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Congress to raise issues of unemployment, migrant crisis in Parliament: Adhir Chowdhury [Video]

Congress to raise issues of unemployment, migrant crisis in Parliament: Adhir Chowdhury

Parliament's Public Accounts Committee Chairperson and Congress veteran leader Adhir Chowdhury on September 13 said, "We've proposed the issues of unemployment, the status of migrant labourers and the..

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Khashoggi murder: US Congress hears calls for justice [Video]

Khashoggi murder: US Congress hears calls for justice

Agnes Callamard told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that Jamal Khashoggi still deserves justice.

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Watch: Scuffle among Cong leaders in Hyderabad, Covid-19 guidelines flouted [Video]

Watch: Scuffle among Cong leaders in Hyderabad, Covid-19 guidelines flouted

A scuffle broke out among Congress leaders during a meeting in Telangana's Hyderabad. The brawl broke out at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation preparatory meeting. The meeting held on September..

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Bihar polls: Congress says BJP politicising Sushant death, Sushil Modi responds [Video]

Bihar polls: Congress says BJP politicising Sushant death, Sushil Modi responds

A war of words has broken out between the BJP and the Congress ahead of the Bihar assembly slated for later this year. Congress accused BJP of playing politics over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput..

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GOP 'skinny' coronavirus aid bill fails in Senate [Video]

GOP 'skinny' coronavirus aid bill fails in Senate

Democrats and one Republican on Thursday defeated a GOP bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, as Democrats sought far more funding. Colette Luke has the latest.

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Airline unions go to Capitol Hill to try and save their jobs [Video]

Airline unions go to Capitol Hill to try and save their jobs

Tens of thousands of airline workers are set to lose their jobs at the end of the month unless Congress takes action.

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RJD, SP and Congress protest over unemployment by lighting lamps, candles [Video]

RJD, SP and Congress protest over unemployment by lighting lamps, candles

The opposition parties lit lamps and candles to mark protest over issue of unemployment in the country. In Patna, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav lit lamps along with his mother and..

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Shiv Sena IT Cell lodges FIR against Kangana over PoK analogy for Mumbai [Video]

Shiv Sena IT Cell lodges FIR against Kangana over PoK analogy for Mumbai

The Shiv Sena IT Cell filed a complaint against actress Kangana Ranaut over her Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) analogy for Mumbai. The FIR was registered at Shrinagar Police Station in Thane on..

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