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.
Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, took over the leadership of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) in the lower house of Congress on Monday in a bruising struggle for.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pushed back against criticism of his handling of Syria, his desire to use a Trump property for government business, and an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats...
Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat has died at age 68. His office confirmed he died of "complications concerning longstanding health challenges". The congressman served as the chairman..
U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of a leading congressional committee investigating U.S. President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office said on Thursday. Chris Dignam..
The White House said on Tuesday it would refuse to cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with..
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether a landmark decades-old federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and lesbian employees as they heard..
The U.S. State Department is withholding messages from the ambassador to the European Union that are relevant to the impeachment inquiry, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on..
A second intelligence official, who has more direct information about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine than the first whistleblower, is also considering filing a whistleblower complaint, the New..
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took a swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, telling reporters at a union forum in Los Angeles that Trump is "the most corrupt president in modern..
Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the tip of the spear in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump over the president's urging of a foreign leader to dig..
U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants Ukraine to investigate political rival and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, openly advocating an action that triggered a Democratic impeachment..
Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress after a bruising struggle for control of the.. Reuters - Published
Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as Congress looked into allegations that U.S. President.. Reuters - Published
The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday said Boeing Co must shake-up its management team and Congress must reform how new airplanes are certified following.. Reuters - Published
A push by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to make his son the leader of his party in the lower house of Congress was rejected on Thursday, deepening a rift with party leaders that could further.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a.. Reuters - Published
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential contenders defended the congressional impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump during a debate on Tuesday, saying Trump needed to be held accountable for his actions and.. Reuters - Published
Support for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump cooled off this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the White House hunkered down for an extended fight over allegations that the.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Democratic lawmakers, joined by some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, the latest.. Reuters - Published
Twelve Democrats hoping to replace Donald Trump in the White House hold their fourth debate on Tuesday just three weeks after an impeachment inquiry ensnared the Republican president in a pitched.. Reuters - Published
U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and.. Reuters - Published
U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday opposing President Donald Trump's decision to clear the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and.. Reuters - Published
Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can.. Reuters - Published
Hundreds of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees on Thursday urged a congressional probe into whether the agency's feud with California represented retaliation for the state's failure.. Reuters - Published
President Jair Bolsonaro's government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct. 22 now that lawmakers have agreed on how to share surplus oil revenues, his.. Reuters - Published
Peru's new economy minister said on Wednesday she saw economic growth for this year at 3% but warned of a "downward bias" due to the global slowdown and a local political crisis in which the president.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Congress could step in to protect so called "Dreamers" if the U.S. Supreme Court moves to end the program for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought.. Reuters - Published
India's main opposition Congress said on Wednesday it would boycott local elections in Kashmir, joining two other parties in a setback for government efforts to restart political activity after it.. Reuters - Published
Former Democratic U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress' impeachment inquiry, saying his refusal to comply with lawmakers' requests has left.. Reuters - Published
The White House on Tuesday is expected to tell Democrats in Congress that it will exercise its privileges to withhold certain testimony and documents in the House impeachment inquiry, according to a.. Reuters - Published
Peruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa praised centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday for dismissing the country's right-wing opposition-dominated parliament and labeled its.. Reuters - Published
U.S. House Democrats said they plan to issue a subpoena on Tuesday for the U.S. ambassador to the European Union after the Trump administration blocked his planned appearance before lawmakers as part.. Reuters - Published
Congress's impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Congressional request for documents as part of an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.. Reuters - Published
U.S. lawmakers have requested information from Apple critic Spotify as part of an antitrust probe, according to two sources briefed on the investigation into allegations the iPhone maker engages in.. Reuters - Published