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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.


Congress, allies stoking violence, says PM Modi

Speaking at a BJP rally in Dumka ahead of the last phase of elections in Jharkhand, Modi referred to vandalism and arson that began in Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya and later spread to Bengal and Delhi...
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Congress did what Pakistan has been doing: PM Modi on new citizenship law

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Congress is doing what Pakistan has been doing as the Parliament passed the legislation to give "respect" to the members of minority communities who fled..
DNA - Published

Videos for United States Congress

House panel approves Trump impeachment charges [Video]House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his..

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'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler [Video]'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said it was a 'solemn and sad day' after the House committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald..

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House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump [Video]House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will..

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House panel delays impeachment articles vote [Video]House panel delays impeachment articles vote

The vote to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump has been postponed until Friday (December 13).

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House committee nears vote on impeachment articles [Video]House committee nears vote on impeachment articles

U.S. lawmakers moved closer on Thursday to impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as members of a House of Representatives committee neared a vote to approve formal charges and send articles of..

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'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna [Video]'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna

Madonna talking to her concert crowd in Philadelphia on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for "not supporting the constitution" and called for his impeachment.

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U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles [Video]U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be..

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DOJ watchdog: Agents probing Trump campaign broke rules, no bias [Video]DOJ watchdog: Agents probing Trump campaign broke rules, no bias

The U.S. Department of Justice's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that the FBI made "basic and fundamental errors" during a politically sensitive investigation into Donald Trump's..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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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After Rahul Gandhi's jibe on Veer Savarkar, Mayawati asks Congress to clear stand on alliance with Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena has also urged the central government to confer Bharat Ratna to Savarkar.
DNA - Published

Congress raising storm over citizenship law: PM Modi in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress and its allies of raising a storm over citizenship law and asserted that the opposition parties were behind the unrest and arson in parts..
IndiaTimes - Published

'No further explanation needed for anyone sensible': Shiv Sena's warning to Congress on Rahul 'Savarkar' remark

Sanjay Raut took to Twitter to clarify his party's stance
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National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah's detention period extended by 3 months

Many Congress leaders tried to raise the issue of Farooq Abdullah's detention in the parliament and demanded that he should be given permission to attend the winter session.
DNA - Published

Congress trying to regain lost ground in Ladakh through divisive politics: BJP

Leh district president of BJP Dorje Angchuk claimed that Congress Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni is trying to create a scare among the Ladakhis by predicting threat to their resources and rich cultural..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra ZP polls: Will ally with Shiv Sena in its strongholds, says Congress

Ahead of five Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Friday authorised its local units to enter into alliances, and announced it would contest in partnership with the Shiv Sena..
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Smriti Irani says Rahul using rape as 'political tool'; BJP women MPs approach EC

A delegation of BJP's women parliamentarians including Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday approached the Election Commission and demanded "strongest possible action" against Congress leader Rahul..
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Uproar in Parliament over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remarks

The BJP on Friday launched a blistering attack in both House of Parliament on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his 'rape in India' remarks and sought his apology.
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: PM Modi calls for peace, slams Congress

After assuring people of Assam that their rights and unique identity will be protected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday repeatedly referred to the Citizenship Amendment Bill in rallies in..
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Have reached out to US Congress members, other stakeholders on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: MEA

The government has reached out to the members of the US Congress and other stakeholders to share its perspective on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress has shown its 'anti-Dalit thinking' by opposing bill to extend SC/ST quota in legislatures: Mayawati

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Congress always avoided taking tough decisions: PM Modi in Jharkhand

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Internet cut-off, people in Assam can't read your 'reassuring' message: Congress to PM

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister's message, the Congress, from its official Twitter handle, said, "Our brothers and sisters in Assam cannot read your 'reassuring' message Modiji, in case you've..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAB attempt to reduce Muslims into second class citizens in India: US lawmaker

"This move is yet another attempt to effectively reduce Muslims in India to second-class citizens,” said Congressman Andre Carson, who is one of the three Muslim members currently serving in the US..
IndiaTimes - Published

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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US Congress consents to designate India's NAVIC as allied system

The US Congress has consented to designate India's NAVIC as its “allied” navigational satellite system along with the Galileo of the European Union and QZSS of Japan. The Congress designates..
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Shiv Sena should support CAB without coming under pressure from Congress: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

Shiv Sena's support to CAB has put it in an awkward position with its new ally in Maharashtra, the Congress, which had been opposing the CAB from the get-go.
DNA - Published

Congress to hold nationwide protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday

The Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by Home Minister Amit Shah.
DNA - Published

Was not paying attention in history classes: Shashi Tharoor's dig at Amit Shah over partition remark

Hitting back at Union home minister Amit Shah for holding the Congress responsible for India's partition on religious lines, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the BJP president was "not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Situation in Kashmir normal, Congress concerned more about 'political activity' than people: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Tuesday reiterated that the situation in Kashmir valley is completely "normal" and hit out at Congress saying that the party is more concerned about the "political activity" in the region..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress welcomes Shiv Sena's decision to reconsider support for Citizenship Bill

The Congress on Tuesday said it welcomed the Shiv Sena's decision to reconsider supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha after voting for it in Lok Sabha.
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Capital punishment only way to curb rapes: Congress

The Goa Congress women's wing on Tuesday said capital punishment was the only way to curb crimes like rape in the country. It supported Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remark that India was now known as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not one bullet fired, situation in Kashmir normal: Amit Shah

"The situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can't make Congress's condition normal, because they had predicted bloodshed after the abrogation of Article 370. Nothing of that sort happened,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Opposition tears into CAB, says what about Lanka, Myanmar Hindus

The brunt of the opposition attack, articulated by Congress, DMK, BSP and SP, was that while the bill discriminates against Muslims, it is biased against persecuted individuals including Hindus in Sri..
IndiaTimes - Published

New Congress ally Shiv Sena votes with Govt

During the debate on the bill, the party had argued that refugees getting citizenship under the CAB should not be granted voting rights for 25 years. It said since the CAB has left out north-eastern..
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Some in Congress itching to challenge Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in court: Gaurav Gogoi

Congress leaders could move court if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed by Parliament as some in the party are "itching to" challenge it legally, party spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi said on Monday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka rejected 'corrupt, selfish' govt by giving majority to us: BJP

The BJP on Monday took a dig at its rival Congress and JD(S), saying people of Karnataka have rejected outright those "who are selfish and corrupt" by handing over a resounding victory to the saffron..
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BJP sweeps bypolls in Karnataka; two state Congress leaders quit over poor show

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CAB is an attempt by Centre to distract people from its failures: Congress

The Congress on Monday alleged that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been brought in to distract people from the failures of the BJP-led government on NRC and the economic front.
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Congress divided India on the basis of religion: Amit Shah

"If the Congress had not divided the country on the basis of religion when India got freedom, there was no need to bring the (Citizenship Amendment) Bill," the Union home minister said.
IndiaTimes - Published

'If Congress had not partitioned India on basis of religion...': Shah in LS amid uproar over Citizenship Amendment Bill

Several leaders from the Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other parties opposed the Bill saying it was against the country's minorities.
DNA - Published

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha

Introducing the bill, Union home minister Amit Shah said the Congress "divided" the country on the basis of religion and that is why it was necessary to bring the bill. "This bill is not even .001 per..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mandate in Karnataka stolen through back door; people taught Congress a lesson: PM Modi in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the Congress of stealing people's mandate in Karnataka through back door, contending that the party has been taught a lesson in the just-concluded..
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Heated debate likely as Lok Sabha to vote today on citizenship Bill

The bill has sharply divided political and intellectual opinion, with Congress, TMC, Left, other ‘secular’ parties like DMK, SP, BSP and RJD as well as liberal commentators opposing religion being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress decides to oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill 'tooth and nail'

A day ahead of the tabling of contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Lok Sabha by the government, Congress has pulled up its socks to vehemently oppose the Bill which allegedly..
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Sadhvi Pragya cancels Rajgarh visit, Congress put up Gandhi posters for welcome

On Saturday, Pragya had staged a dharna outside the Kamla Nagar police station seeking register an FIR against Dangi for his remarks. She later ended her protest saying she would continue her fight for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress to strongly oppose CAB in Parliament, says it's against country's secular ethos

The Congress will strongly oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament as it is against the country's Constitution and its secular ethos, the party's leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan..
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Indian-American lawmaker introduces Congressional resolution on Kashmir

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has introduced a Congressional resolution on Kashmir urging India to end as swiftly as possible restrictions on communications and preserve religious..
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Congress leaders, worker hold protest, attack BJP over Unnao rape victim's death

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UP becoming rape capital, total collapse of law and order in state: Congress

The Congress attacked the BJP-led UP govt on Saturday over the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze, alleging that law-and-order situation has "completely collapsed" in the state which is..
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Congress and Smriti Irani spar in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla rebukes MPs

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Lok Sabha adjourned over BJP's demand for apology by Congress members

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'We are not criminals,' says Farooq Abdullah in letter to Shashi Tharoor

"We are not criminals," says Lok Sabha member and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in a letter to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on his personal letterhead which mentions his residence as..
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Gear up for Delhi mega rally on Dec 14: Congress to state units

​​​The urgent message, sent by AICC general secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal just ten days ahead of the show, indicates the party’s expectations on the turnout. “As you are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Finance minister allays fears over fiscal slippages

Replying to a debate in Lok Sabha on the supplementary demands for grants, the FM rejected comments by Congress member Shashi Tharoor and denied having ever said that there would be fiscal slippages.
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Jharkhand assembly elections: Congress spreads casteism to divide society, says J P Nadda

BJP working president J P Nadda on Wednesday alleged that while the Congress promoted casteism to divide society, while the saffron party's only objective "is to serve the poor". He also took potshots..
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No anti-incumbency wave, Congress has vanished from Jharkhand: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that there is no anti-incumbency wave in Jharkhand and people will vote chief minister Raghubar Das back to power. Talking to ANI, Gadkari also stated..
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Protracted, heated talks with Congress forced Ajit into BJP’s arms: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar has said protracted and heated negotiations with Congress irritated his nephew and led him to assert that the government could not be run when talks with Congress were taking so long and..
IndiaTimes - Published

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