United Kingdom  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

United States Congress

Legislature of the United States

United States Congress    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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. 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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects

The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep..
Reuters - Published

As resistance mounts, Brazil's Bolsonaro sticks by son for U.S. envoy

Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Congress

Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts [Video]Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering billions of dollars in foreign aid cuts and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days. Nathan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Trump Administration Considers A Temporary Payroll Tax Cut [Video]Trump Administration Considers A Temporary Payroll Tax Cut

Several officials from the Trump administration are trying to figure out a solution for the economy. They are considering a temporary payroll tax cut to encourage consumers to use their money...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Warren apologizes at Native American forum [Video]Warren apologizes at Native American forum

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized at a Native American forum in Iowa for 'harm' she had caused after she claimed Native American heritage and faced..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions [Video]U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

A U.S. Democratic lawmaker said she no longer planned to visit family in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission on humanitarian grounds. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

NRA Struggles As Gun Control Fight Heats Up [Video]NRA Struggles As Gun Control Fight Heats Up

The National Rifle Association is in turmoil. The internal battles of the group are preventing it from crafting a plan to blunt the latest gun control push. The disarray at the NRA is alarming allies...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in [Video]Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in

Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Urges Israel To Reverse Decision To Block Lawmakers' Visit [Video]U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Urges Israel To Reverse Decision To Block Lawmakers' Visit

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi comments on Israel’s recent decision. The decision Isreal made was to block a visit to the country by Democratic congresswomen. Ilhan Omar and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Israel Bans Members Of DNC Squad From Jerusalem [Video]Israel Bans Members Of DNC Squad From Jerusalem

Israel will bar a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. The two planned to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The ban was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest [Video]Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants [Video]Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants

President Trump says he is 'tired' of seeing people immigrate to the United States and immediately go on welfare, in the face of the poem on the Statue of Libery, which says in part, "give me your..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Trump weakens U.S. wildlife protections law [Video]Trump weakens U.S. wildlife protections law

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled the final changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence [Video]Democratic Presidential Candidates Ask Congress To Do Something Against Gun Violence

Democratic presidential contenders are urgin Congress to take action against gun violence. According to Reuters, the U.S. faced two back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, leaving 31 dead. They are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

Checks vs. 'red flags': Trump, GOP weigh gun moves [Video]Checks vs. 'red flags': Trump, GOP weigh gun moves

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted to strengthen background checks for gun purchases, reasserting his support for the policy response in the wake of the two recent mass shootings. Roger..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation [Video]U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation

A string of recent mass shootings killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio. The shootings have sparked renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. Democrats want the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump seems to backtrack on background checks [Video]Trump seems to backtrack on background checks

After calling for stronger background checks on Twitter, President Donald Trump quickly changes gears, instead proposing tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform, and citing violent..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement [Video]Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement

The Puerto Rico governor's office on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress was sworn in to replace embattled Ricardo Rossello. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Exiting Puerto Rico Governor: Pierluisi Will Succeed After House Approval [Video]Exiting Puerto Rico Governor: Pierluisi Will Succeed After House Approval

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Officer in Eric Garner case should be fired 'immediately': Sharpton [Video]Officer in Eric Garner case should be fired 'immediately': Sharpton

Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton called on the New York City Police Commissioner to 'unequifvocally' fire the white police officer who used a fatal chokehold..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what? [Video]A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what?

After months of diplomatic threats, the U.S. has formally withdrawn from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. But although the Cold War-era deal is dead, what's next for the U.S. arsenal isn't..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election [Video]Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

Will Hurd, the only Republican African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Puerto Rico Governor Names Former U.S. Delegate As His Successor [Video]Puerto Rico Governor Names Former U.S. Delegate As His Successor

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has named Pedro Pierluisi as his new secretary of state, says Reuters. Pierluisi is the island’s former representative in the U.S. Congress. Pierluisi will be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'You're fabulous and you're beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, on a mission to empower women [Video]'You're fabulous and you're beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, on a mission to empower women

"Hey There Beautiful" is Ms. Dee’s workshop that empowers Brooklyn girls and women. Rough Cut (no reporter’s narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

'You are the best, you are fabulous, you are beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, who’s on a mission to empower women [Video]'You are the best, you are fabulous, you are beautiful' - Meet Ms. Dee, who’s on a mission to empower women

"Hey There Beautiful" is Ms. Dee’s workshop that empowers Brooklyn girls and women. Rough Cut (no reporter’s narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

 

U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy

The agriculture and biofuel industries and their allies in the U.S. Congress ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson warned US trade deal 'highly unlikely' if Ireland has hard border

'We strongly oppose any unravelling of the historic treaty or a return of a physical border on the island of Ireland under any circumstances,' group in US Congress says
Independent - Published

State Department approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress.
Reuters - Published

It's the Fed, but the world will have its say

The U.S. Federal Reserve has a purely domestic mandate, answerable to an elected Congress and facing nearly daily demands from an outspoken president.
Reuters - Published

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional..
Reuters - Published

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S...
Reuters - Published

Israel bars visit by U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Israel will bar a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who planned to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the country's deputy..
Reuters - Published

Israel will not let U.S. Congresswomen visit: deputy foreign minister

Israel has decided to block a visit by U.S. Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Israel weighs barring visit by U.S. congressional critics: Israeli official

Israel is considering barring a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who plan to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, an Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi

Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
BBC News - Published

Next Guatemala leader seeks better U.S. migrant deal, hindered by split Congress

Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei has vowed to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington last month, but any room for maneuver is seen..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democratic presidential contenders demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead.
Reuters - Published

Trump says NRA's views should be 'respected' as Congress weighs gun action

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has been speaking with the National Rifle Association to ensure that the gun lobby's "very strong views" are considered as congressional leaders weigh possible..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's lower house approves pension overhaul to tackle budget gap

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a far-reaching pension overhaul bill aimed at reducing a huge budget gap, with the central economic reform proposed by far-right President Jair..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque must get reforms through Congress to safeguard economic recovery

President Ivan Duque must push pension and energy reforms through a hostile and polarized congress over the next year if Colombia's slow and uncertain economic recovery is to take root, analysts and..
Reuters - Published

Brazil lower house approves pension overhaul in second round of voting

Brazil's lower house of Congress early on Wednesday approved the text of a far-reaching pension reform bill in a second round of voting, 370-124, as the central economic reform of President Jair..
Reuters - Published

8chan owner called before Congress, as latest host drops site

Online message board 8chan's fortunes worsened on Tuesday, as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Mass shootings in U.S. ignite new calls for gun legislation

A cluster of recent mass shootings that killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio has sparked renewed calls for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence.
Reuters - Published

Exiting Puerto Rico governor says Pierluisi will succeed him after House approval

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns following street protests..
Reuters - Published

Rising calls for impeachment may not alter House Democrats' course

Mounting support among Democrats in Congress for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump seems unlikely to change House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's caution on moving ahead with the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers still plot to push Saudi Arabia on rights, despite Trump

The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses, but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue..
Reuters - Published

US Congress passes two-year budget deal

The US Senate follows the House of Representatives in approving big rises in federal spending.
BBC News - Published

Congress approves Trump-backed two-year spending, debt limit deal

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs, significantly..
Reuters - Published

Kelly Craft: Congress confirms UN ambassador pick

Congress approved President Donald Trump's nominee for UN ambassador by 56 votes to 34.
BBC News - Published

Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections in April 2020

The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra wants legislative and presidential elections to be held next April 19, part of his proposal to hold a vote a year earlier to end a stalemate with..
Reuters - Published

Outgoing Puerto Rico governor nominates Pierluisi as successor

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló will nominate the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress Pedro Pierluisi as his new secretary of state and next in line to succeed him when..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor taps former U.S. delegate as successor: report

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has named the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, as his new secretary of state, and next in line to succeed him when he steps..
Reuters - Published

Mexican president to propose end to tax write-offs

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he will propose a constitutional change to Congress to eliminate tax write-offs, as he attempts to strengthen the country's finances..
Reuters - Published

Congress seeks briefing on potential threat to U.S. heparin supply

Leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the Food and Drug Administration about the potential threat to the U.S. heparin supply due to the outbreak of African swine..
Reuters - Published

You Might Like


 Page 1  〉 
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.