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.
Congress and the White House were attempting to broker a deal over how to spend emergency aid to address the migrant surge as lawmakers, private companies and presidential candidates raised alarms.. Reuters - Published
With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress, Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the Trump administration.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..
U.S. President Donald Trump before his trip to Japan on Wednesday said "the Mueller thing never stops" a day after lawmakers said former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress..
Last week, writer E. Jean Carroll said that President Trump raped her over two decades go. Republicans are dismissing Carroll's accusations. Politico reports that Carroll is the latest of more than a..
John Feal, who heads a group lobbying Congress to authorize a compensation fund for 9/11 responders, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to holding a vote before the August recess..
Republican allies in Congres want to dismiss a new rape accusation against President Donald Trump. According to Politico, GOP supporters claim E. Jean Carroll wants to simply promote her new book. Sen...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program. The justices will hear an appeal by a group of insurers of a..
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait..
On Wednesday negotiations between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on..
On Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the White House of committing illegal obstruction of justice when it blocked former aide Hope Hicks from answering Congress' questions about her time in..
U.S. Republicans embarrassed by how few women their party has serving in Congress. On Wednesday, they will launch an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections. Reuters..
The Democratic Party has brought back the debate over reparations to Capitol Hill. According to SFGate, they are discuring what the country might owe the descendants of slaves in the U.S. Actor Danny..
On Monday, US President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. According to Business Insider, the plan will likely..
Lawmakers on Friday continued to press for answers about the breach of Customs and Border Protection data reportedly stolen by hackers. According to Gizmodo, the incident is said to affect as many as..
According to Business Insider, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday President Donald Trump's openness to accepting information about political opponents from foreign actors is illegal and "against..
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the.. Reuters - Published
Brazil's government expects the lower house of Congress to vote on pension reform before lawmakers break for recess on July 18, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying lawmakers investigating whether the administration was.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas over the addition of a.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, the White House.. Reuters - Published
Felix Sater, the Russian-born former business associate of President Donald Trump, failed to appear before a House of Representatives panel because of health issues, his lawyer said. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's plan to complete weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries, in a rare rebuke of the White House by some of his.. Reuters - Published
Mexico on Wednesday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the behest.. Reuters - Published
Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on.. Reuters - Published
Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal year starting on Oct. 1 and.. Reuters - Published
A White House lawyer cited "testimonial immunity" in instructing Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, not to answer questions about her White House tenure in a closed-door.. Reuters - Published
Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia.. Reuters - Published
Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face questions in Congress about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the.. Reuters - Published
Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, is due to face questions in Congress on Wednesday on six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Republicans chagrined by how few women their party has serving in Congress are launching an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections, though steep fundraising,.. Reuters - Published
Argentine politician Sergio Massa, who recently pledged his support to the main opposition challengers to President Mauricio Macri, is in line to play a key role in the country's Congress if his new.. Reuters - Published
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday proposed holding a recall referendum on his presidency on March 21, 2021 if Congress cannot agree to a constitutional change permitting the vote.. Reuters - Published
It is no wonder Democratic investigators in the U.S. Congress want to talk to Hope Hicks, a former close aide to President Donald Trump: She is mentioned in the Mueller report more than 180 times. Reuters - Published