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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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Brazil's Eduardo Bolsonaro takes over as PSL lower house whip

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..
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Trump: Republicans need to get tougher and fight amid impeachment inquiry

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Republicans need to get tougher and fight the impeachment inquiry under way in Congress.
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Videos for United States Congress

Defiant Trump pushes back against critics over Syria, G7, impeachment [Video]Defiant Trump pushes back against critics over Syria, G7, impeachment

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...

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In Texas, a 26-year-old liberal takes on a moderate [Video]In Texas, a 26-year-old liberal takes on a moderate

Jessica Cisneros is a 26-year-old immigration lawyer gunning for her former boss’ job, saying Representative Henry Cuellar's values are out of touch with the sprawling south Texas district he has..

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House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan [Video]House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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House Intel Members Want Giuliani To Testify Now [Video]House Intel Members Want Giuliani To Testify Now

Members of the House Intelligence Committee say Rudy Giuliani should testify before Congress. Politico reports the news comes days after Giuliani refused to comply with the House’s impeachment..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden [Video]Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump will become 'more erratic' as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry in the House of..

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Avert Your Eyes? DOJ, Roger Stone Quarrel Over 'Godfather' Clip [Video]Avert Your Eyes? DOJ, Roger Stone Quarrel Over 'Godfather' Clip

The Justice Department and the attorneys of President Donald Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone remain in a standoff. At issue is whether jurors should be shown a clip from “The Godfather, Part..

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Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At Age 68 [Video]Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At Age 68

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..

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Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died [Video]Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

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..

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Trump to meet Congress leaders amid Syria withdrawal rebuke [Video]Trump to meet Congress leaders amid Syria withdrawal rebuke

Trump's Republican allies, opposition Democrats set to vote on resolution rebuking his decision to ditch Kurdish allies.

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Erdogan: Syria offensive will end if Kurds withdraw [Video]Erdogan: Syria offensive will end if Kurds withdraw

Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned..

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Senator Van Hollen Thinks Trump Should Have Punished Turkey For Invading Syria [Video]Senator Van Hollen Thinks Trump Should Have Punished Turkey For Invading Syria

Sen. Chris Van Hollen was upset with President Donald Trump for not punishing Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria. According to Politico, Van Hollen said senior administration officials “look..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump uses expletive to describe impeachment probe [Video]Trump uses expletive to describe impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump described the impeachment probe launched by democrats in Congress as a "bullshit impeachment." Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Democrats subpoena Rick Perry in impeachment probe [Video]Democrats subpoena Rick Perry in impeachment probe

Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine’s president to..

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Trump Administration Uses Previous Strategy With Mueller Report On Impeachment Inquiry [Video]Trump Administration Uses Previous Strategy With Mueller Report On Impeachment Inquiry

The Trump administration is using a simple strategy against the impeachment inquiry: obstruct and obscure. The same strategy was used after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the..

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White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry [Video]White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

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..

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Jimmy Carter's Advice To Trump On How To Handle Impeachment Investigation [Video]Jimmy Carter's Advice To Trump On How To Handle Impeachment Investigation

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday applauded the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. According to Politico, in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Carter accused Trump of..

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Supreme Court divided over LGBT rights cases [Video]Supreme Court divided over LGBT rights cases

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..

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Schiff: State Department withholding U.S. ambassador messages [Video]Schiff: State Department withholding U.S. ambassador messages

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..

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Another official considering filing whistleblower complaint - NYT [Video]Another official considering filing whistleblower complaint - NYT

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..

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Trump 'most corrupt, unhinged' president: Biden [Video]Trump 'most corrupt, unhinged' president: Biden

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..

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Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa [Video]Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa

Hundreds of people gathered in Iowa City on Friday to watch Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg speak at a rally to demand that political leaders and institutions take urgent action to combat..

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Texts show U.S. officials tied Ukraine meeting to political probes [Video]Texts show U.S. officials tied Ukraine meeting to political probes

U.S. officials pressured their Ukrainian counterparts to launch investigations that could benefit President Donald Trump’s personal political agenda in exchange for a meeting between the two..

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Treason! Arrest him! The Democratic lawmaker who enrages Donald Trump [Video]Treason! Arrest him! The Democratic lawmaker who enrages Donald Trump

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..

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Trump says he wants Ukraine, China to investigate Bidens [Video]Trump says he wants Ukraine, China to investigate Bidens

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..

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Brazil president's son Eduardo Bolsonaro confirmed at PSL lower house leader

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

U.S. House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.
Reuters - Published

House Speaker Pelosi holds talks in Jordan with King Abdullah

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials.
Reuters - Published

Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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..
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Senior U.S. lawmaker says Boeing must shake-up management after 737 MAX crashes

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..
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Rift between Brazil's president and his party deepens in Congress

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..
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Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

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..
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Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

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

U.S. diplomats, Congress take aim at China; Trump expects trade deal signing

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..
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Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress

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.
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Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

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..
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U.S. Democrats present united front in defending impeachment inquiry

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..
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Support for impeachment cools as Congress digs in for extended fight: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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..
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U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

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..
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Factbox: Democratic presidential candidates on impeaching Donald Trump

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..
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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

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..
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U.S. House Foreign Affairs leaders seek protection of Kurds in Syria

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..
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Talks over whistleblower's Trump impeachment testimony hung up: sources

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..
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Trump feud with California warrants U.S. Congress probe: hundreds of ex-EPA employees

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..
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Brazil pension reform to clear Congress by October 22: senator

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..
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Peru's economy minister sees 2019 growth despite 'downward bias' amid political crisis

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..
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Trump says Congress would act if top court rejects 'Dreamers'

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..
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Indian parties shun first Kashmir polls since change of status

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..
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'Tell the truth ... for a change': ex-President Carter's advice to Trump

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..
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White House to lay case for withholding documents, testimony in impeachment probe: source

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..
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Writer Llosa roasts Peru's 'shameful' Congress, backs president

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..
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House Democrats plan subpoena for U.S. ambassador to EU in impeachment probe

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..
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U.S. ambassador to EU faces questions in Trump impeachment probe

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..
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Pompeo says State Department has given initial response to Congress

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..
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U.S. Treasury facing probe over how it handled Congress request for Trump taxes

The U.S. Treasury Department's internal watchdog is investigating how the agency handled a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, it said on Friday.
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Exclusive: Antitrust probers in Congress ask Spotify to detail alleged Apple abuses - sources

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..
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