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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. 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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FAA probing Boeing 737 production issues as Congress raises concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday it has an ongoing investigation into reported production problems involving the Boeing 737 after a former employee reported extensive issues.
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Chile former interior minister to face censure vote in Congress over rights abuses

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of..
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Videos for United States Congress


Argentina's Peronists return as Fernandez sworn into power [Video]Argentina's Peronists return as Fernandez sworn into power

Alberto Fernandez, a centre-left politician, took his presidential oath in front of cheering crowds at Congress.

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Trump Becomes Fourth President To Face Impeachment Charges [Video]Trump Becomes Fourth President To Face Impeachment Charges

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump. According to Reuters, that makes Trump the fourth president to ever face possible..

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Democrats announce impeachment charges against Trump [Video]Democrats announce impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the third U.S. president in history to face..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:51Published

Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump [Video]Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- pushing towards historic votes over charges that the president corrupted the US..

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Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing [Video]Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing

A heckler at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Monday could be overheard shouting "Trump is innocent" before he was escorted from the room. The panel will formally review evidence from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing [Video]White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing

The White House said on Friday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:01Published

AOC Lied About Fast-Tracking HIV Drug [Video]AOC Lied About Fast-Tracking HIV Drug

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that she fast-tracked the arrival of life-saving HIV drugs to the market. She took credit for a corporate decision made four years before she was elected..

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Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump [Video]Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday (December 5) said she has instructed the House Judiciary panel to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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Trump administration to end food stamps for 700,000 people [Video]Trump administration to end food stamps for 700,000 people

The Trump administration said on Wednesday it will make it harder for states to keep residents in the U.S. food stamp program in a move that is projected to end benefits for nearly 700,000 people...

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'Tomorrow provides nothing': Judiciary Committee ranking member [Video]'Tomorrow provides nothing': Judiciary Committee ranking member

Republican Representative Doug Collins, the ranking member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, made the comment on Tuesday as the Judiciary Committee begins impeachment inquiry hearings on Wednesday..

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House Democrats lay out case for impeaching Trump [Video]House Democrats lay out case for impeaching Trump

Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his chances of re-election next year, undermined national security and ordered an “unprecedented” campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said in a..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:55Published

'This is a mission and we are still in it,' Pelosi tells Climate Conference [Video]'This is a mission and we are still in it,' Pelosi tells Climate Conference

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday attended the opening of the United Nations conference on climate change in Madrid, pledging U.S. commitment to the fight against global warming.

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White House refuses to take part in hearing [Video]White House refuses to take part in hearing

The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of..

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Democrats to release draft impeachment report Monday [Video]Democrats to release draft impeachment report Monday

Democrats leading an impeachment probe into U.S. President Donald Trump continue their efforts apace this week, with a draft report expected Monday, a committee vote Tuesday, and a possible public..

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DOJ seeks to pause judge's order for McGahn testimony [Video]DOJ seeks to pause judge's order for McGahn testimony

U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked a judge on Tuesday to put on hold a ruling requiring former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify to U.S. lawmakers as part of the Democratic-led impeachment..

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SCOTUS extends block on Trump financial records [Video]SCOTUS extends block on Trump financial records

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave President Donald Trump a boost by extending its hold on a lower court ruling that required his longtime accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a..

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Judge rules McGahn must testify to Congress [Video]Judge rules McGahn must testify to Congress

Former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena seeking his testimony about President Donald Trump's efforts to impede the now-completed federal investigation into..

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Judge: Don McGahn Has No Claim To 'Absolute Immunity' [Video]Judge: Don McGahn Has No Claim To 'Absolute Immunity'

A federal judge ruled Monday that Don McGahn must testify to congressional impeachment investigators. McGahn is the former top lawyer at the White House under the Trump administration. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning [Video]US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning

The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok. The move came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer raised national security concerns over the app’s..

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Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing [Video]Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing

The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, and the top Republican on the committee, Devin Nunes, gave their opening remarks during the fifth and last scheduled day of public..

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Factbox: Labor, environment, drugs top changes to North American trade deal

Stronger worker and environmental protections top the changes to a new version of the North American trade deal signed by top U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials on Tuesday that clears the way for a..
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Factbox: Trump impeachment - What happens next?

U.S. House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his dealings with Ukraine and the Democratic-led..
Reuters - Published

USMCA: Agreement reached on Nafta trade deal replacement

Democrats in Congress agree to approve the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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Factbox: Abuse of power, obstruction - the charges against Trump explained

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in..
Reuters - Published

Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges; White House denounces 'partisan' move

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to probe a political rival and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the House of Representatives announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the fourth U.S...
Reuters - Published

Special Report: White House veterans helped Gulf monarchy build secret surveillance unit

In the years after 9/11, former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving..
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U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal

Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S...
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Congressional panel to weigh Trump impeachment evidence as formal charges loom

A U.S. congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump will debate the evidence against him on Monday, with Democratic lawmakers poised to move forward with possible..
Reuters - Published

California congressman Duncan Hunter announces resignation after corruption plea

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress following his guilty plea to a federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds, he said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

White House tells Congress it will refuse to participate in impeachment hearings

The White House informed the U.S. Congress on Friday that it will refuse to participate in impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee next..
Reuters - Published

Vulnerable Democrats in U.S. Congress eager to move beyond impeachment

Politically vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to move quickly on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, and focus on other topics such as healthare..
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Legal experts called by Democrats tell Congress that Trump's actions are impeachable

Three legal experts told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival amounted to impeachable offenses, in a hearing that laid..
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What does it take to impeach Trump? Democrats start weighing evidence

Democrats in Congress will begin proceedings on Wednesday that are widely expected to end in impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, a day after they accused him of abusing his office in a..
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Factbox: Key witness testimony at heart of Democrats' drive to impeach Trump

Senior U.S. diplomats and national security experts have testified before Congress about behind-the-scenes maneuvering by President Donald Trump or aides to pressure Ukraine to investigate his..
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Factbox: Combative U.S. House Judiciary panel enters impeachment spotlight

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, one of the most argumentative panels in Congress, is set to begin weighing formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump over his..
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Democrats accuse Trump of abusing power, obstructing Congress' impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said on..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Congress censure over Ukraine would be unacceptable

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily denounced talk among some U.S. lawmakers of censuring him as an alternative to impeachment, saying he finds the concept unacceptable.
Reuters - Published

Democrats set the stage for Trump's impeachment with key hearing

Democratic lawmakers in Congress will take a big step this week in what appears now to be an inexorable march toward impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump, with the start of hearings seen as a..
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FCC chair, Democrats call on Congress to reverse planned spectrum sale

The chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday joined several Democratic senators in urging the cancellation of an auction of wireless spectrum used by U.S. law enforcement agencies..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says at climate summit: "We are still in"

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle global warming despite the president's..
Reuters - Published

Trump faces two deadlines as U.S. Congress ramps up impeachment focus

U.S. President Donald Trump faced two deadlines in Congress this week as Democrats prepared to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to the consideration of possible charges of..
Reuters - Published

Trump faces two impeachment deadlines as inquiry shifts focus

U.S. President Donald Trump faced two deadlines in Congress on Sunday as Democrats prepared to shift the focus of their impeachment inquiry from fact-finding to the consideration of possible charges of..
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Brazil's economic minister causes uproar mentioning dictatorship decree

Two of Brazil's former presidents, a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the country's economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if..
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China summons U.S. ambassador in protest over Hong Kong rights bill

China's foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it amounted to..
Reuters - Published

Trump impeachment: White House aides can be made to testify

A judge rules White House staff be made to testify before Congress, despite claims of immunity.
BBC News - Published

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest against U.S. legislation

China's foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it amounted to..
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U.S. House intelligence chairman says Trump impeachment report early next month

The inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will enter a new phase shortly after Congress returns to Washington next week when lawmakers issue a report that could lead to..
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Schiff: Trump impeachment inquiry report will be sent in early December

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Monday committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump would be sending their report to the..
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Breakthrough in Bolivia as bill for new elections sails through Congress

Both chambers of Bolivia's Congress unanimously passed legislation on Saturday to annul the contested Oct. 20 elections and pave the way for a new vote without former President Evo Morales, a major..
Reuters - Published

Anti-govt protesters in Bolivia lift road blockades ahead of talks with interim president

Anti-government demonstrators in Bolivia lifted road blockades ahead of talks with interim President Jeanine Anez on Saturday aimed at ending weeks of unrest, as Congress moved toward passing a bill to..
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Bolivia's Congress to pass law for new elections on Saturday: lawmaker

Bolivia's parliament will pass legislation on Saturday to pave the way for new elections after a deal was reached by top lawmakers of the body's three political parties, a congressman with the party of..
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Trump says administration to take 'good look' at Hong Kong rights bill

President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would take a "good luck" at a Hong Kong bill that passed the U.S. Congress nearly unanimously, as lawmakers awaited his decision on whether he..
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