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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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Congress' approach on COVID-19 hasn't been responsible: JP Nadda [Video]

Congress' approach on COVID-19 hasn't been responsible: JP Nadda

Speaking on the coronavirus situation that has led to over 1.5 lakh cases in India, BJP president JP Nadda said his party believes and has served people in distress, whereas the approach of Congress..

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Rupee plunged so much it surpassed PM Modi's age: Congress' Pramod Tiwari [Video]

Rupee plunged so much it surpassed PM Modi's age: Congress' Pramod Tiwari

Criticising the Modi government on completion of one year of its 2nd term, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on May 30 said the GDP growth rate in the country is the lowest today, and the value of Rupee..

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The Pandemic Has Produced Epic Unemployment, But Don't Count On A Second Stimulus Check [Video]

The Pandemic Has Produced Epic Unemployment, But Don't Count On A Second Stimulus Check

Business Insider reports Americans shouldn't count on getting a second stimulus check in June. Now that more than 39 million Americans are jobless, some lawmakers say the need for a second round of..

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Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China [Video]

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer warrants special treatment under U.S. law as it did when it was under British rule. This report produced..

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Digvijaya Singh distributes relief material in Bhopal, social distancing norms violated [Video]

Digvijaya Singh distributes relief material in Bhopal, social distancing norms violated

The norms of social distancing were violated when Congress leader Digvijaya Singh distributed relief material to needy people. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal on May 27. As of now,..

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Rahul Gandhi is spreading negativity amid crisis: RS Prasad [Video]

Rahul Gandhi is spreading negativity amid crisis: RS Prasad

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing media on May 27 accused Rahul Gandhi of spreading negativity, working against the nation during..

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'PM Modi, Fadnavis should stop dreaming 'Mungerilal ke sapne' of toppling Maha govt': Nitin Raut [Video]

'PM Modi, Fadnavis should stop dreaming 'Mungerilal ke sapne' of toppling Maha govt': Nitin Raut

Energy Minister of Maharashtra, Dr. Nitin Raut claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to dislodge the running state government. He made this statement while hitting out at the Prime..

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Uddhav Thackeray's own allies exposing failures of Maharashtra govt: Piyush Goyal [Video]

Uddhav Thackeray's own allies exposing failures of Maharashtra govt: Piyush Goyal

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on May 26 said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray own alliance partners are exposing failures of state government. Adding on it, he further said whether..

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Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen exits prison early over coronavirus fears [Video]

Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen exits prison early over coronavirus fears

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns he could be exposed to..

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources [Video]

Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was released from a federal prison in New York state on Thursday due to concerns he could be exposed to the novel coronavirus..

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UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu in judicial custody for 14 days [Video]

UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu in judicial custody for 14 days

A Lucknow Court has sent UP Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu to judicial custody for 14 days. Ajay Kumar Lallu's medical test and corona test have also been done by the administration before keeping..

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Finance Minister hits back at Congress for calling economic package announcement 'TV serial' [Video]

Finance Minister hits back at Congress for calling economic package announcement 'TV serial'

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman reacted sharply on the comments made by Congress over the COVID-19 economic package announcement. "If Congress can call Govt of India announcing a package at a..

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FM Sitharaman lambasts Priyanka Gandhi on migrants' bus row [Video]

FM Sitharaman lambasts Priyanka Gandhi on migrants' bus row

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hit back on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi over politics on exodus of migrant workers. "If she (Priyanaka Gandhi) really focused about UP govt, she should see..

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UP govt doing petty politics: Sachin Pilot on Yogi administration not allowing Congress buses for migrants [Video]

UP govt doing petty politics: Sachin Pilot on Yogi administration not allowing Congress buses for migrants

The Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, questioned Uttar Pradesh government's intention for not allowing bus service arranged by congress party for migrant workers. While taking to ANI,..

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Congress leaders gather outside Agra police station after party state president got arrested [Video]

Congress leaders gather outside Agra police station after party state president got arrested

Congress leaders gathered outside police station in UP's Agra. Congress UP Chief Ajay Singh Lallu is arrested by the police. Police detained Lallu after he indulged in an argument with police and..

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Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response [Video]

Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell were in the hot seat Tuesday as they faced senators for the first time in a required update on the financial response to the..

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FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda [Video]

FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda

The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida and found evidence linking him to al..

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Congress' buses ferrying migrant workers from Rajasthan stuck at UP border, awaits CM Yogi's permission [Video]

Congress' buses ferrying migrant workers from Rajasthan stuck at UP border, awaits CM Yogi's permission

As many as 135 buses, arranged by Congress to ferry migrant workers from Alwar in Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, are stranded at the Bahaj inter-state border as UP government didn't give permission to..

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White House Says Mike Pompeo Suggested Firing Steve Linick [Video]

White House Says Mike Pompeo Suggested Firing Steve Linick

President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. The White House said Trump did so at the recommendation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to..

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Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick [Video]

Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick

Democrats in Congress launched another investigation against President Donald Trump. They accused Trump of trying to fire the State Department’s internal watchdog because he went against his..

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Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog [Video]

Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog

Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump's move to oust the State Department's internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against..

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Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency [Video]

Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency

Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency

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