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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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Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a..
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Delhi violence: Congress leaders meet President, demand Amit Shah's resignation


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Pelosi calls Trump's response to coronavirus 'opaque and often chaotic' [Video]Pelosi calls Trump's response to coronavirus 'opaque and often chaotic'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her weekly news conference blasted the Trump administration for vacancies in critical parts of the administration that would deal with health emergencies such as the..

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Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad [Video]Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad

U.S. President Donald Trump accused two cable TV channels of presenting the danger from the coronavirus in as bad a light as possible and upsetting financial markets, as public health officials warned..

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Dem voters increasingly say Sanders best to beat Trump: poll [Video]Dem voters increasingly say Sanders best to beat Trump: poll

A Reuters-Ipsos poll found 26% of Democrats and independents polled Feb. 17-25 said they believed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the strongest Democrat in a head-to-head matchup with Republican..

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Jim Clyburn To Endorse Joe Biden [Video]Jim Clyburn To Endorse Joe Biden

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden. According to Politico, Clyburn is the highest ranking African American in Congress. Pressure to endorse Biden grew..

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Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign' [Video]Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that the idea that Russia wants him to win re-election was "another misinformation campaign" launched by Democrats. This report produced by Chris..

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Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress [Video]Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress

Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to serve 40 months in jail in a case that embroiled the Justice Department in political controversy and provoked the ire of the U.S...

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Trump Taking Billion From Navy To Build Wall [Video]Trump Taking Billion From Navy To Build Wall

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad Swysgood The Trump administration is again raiding Pentagon funds in order to defy Congress and pay for the construction of a border wall..

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Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases [Video]Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

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Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power' [Video]Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power'

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week weighing in on the trial of his longtime associate Roger Stone amount to political interference in the judiciary and are "an abuse of power," House..

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Trump to take billions more from military for wall [Video]Trump to take billions more from military for wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's..

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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran [Video]U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's..

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Trump Taking $3.8 Billion From Military For Border Wall [Video]Trump Taking $3.8 Billion From Military For Border Wall

Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump’s campaign for..

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Will Congress limit Trump's power to strike Iran? [Video]Will Congress limit Trump's power to strike Iran?

U.S. Congress has moved closer to passing legislation that would limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran. But he can still veto it, and its unlikely that enough Republican..

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Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case [Video]Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness..

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Trump declines to say if he's considering pardoning Stone [Video]Trump declines to say if he's considering pardoning Stone

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness..

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Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case [Video]Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case

Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the head of the Justice Department for intervening on behalf of one of the president's friends and advisers who is facing sentencing after he was found guilty of seven..

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Prosecutors quit after DOJ backtracks on Stone [Video]Prosecutors quit after DOJ backtracks on Stone

Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday abruptly moved to seek a shorter prison sentence for veteran Republican operative and long-time Trump adviser Roger..

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Sonia Gandhi-led Congress delegation meets President Ram Nath Kovind over Delhi violence


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El Salvador approves law to prosecute civil war crimes, president to veto

El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday narrowly approved a controversial law intended to allow the prosecution of crimes committed during the country's bloody civil war, although President Nayib Bukele..
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Congress put family above nation: BJP on Trump banquet boycott


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Let's not 'short change' funding for coronavirus response: U.S. Senate appropriations chair

The head of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Richard Shelby, said on Wednesday Congress should provide the Trump administration with the funds it needs to combat..
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Pentagon says may need additional funding to deal with coronavirus

The Pentagon told Congress on Wednesday it was reviewing the possibility it may need additional funding to deal with the spread of the coronavirus, hours after the U.S. military reported a soldier in..
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Congress leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy in Delhi


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PM Modi must tell people about progress made on bilateral trade in talks with President Trump: Congress leader


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Colombia congressional committee to investigate president after ex-senator's allegations

A committee in Colombia's lower house of Congress will investigate allegations by an ex-senator who fled the country that President Ivan Duque participated in vote-buying and sought to have her..
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Trump administration seeks $2.5 billion in funds to fight coronavirus

The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, including more than $1 billion for vaccines, the White House said on Monday.
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Trump asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus: White House

The Trump administration is sending to the U.S. Congress a budget request for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus, the White House said on Monday.
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U.S. Democrats want Russia sanctions over 2020 election interference

Senior U.S. Democrats said on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration should immediately impose sanctions on Russia after U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress that Russia..
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Delhi clashes: Congress seeks Amit Shah's resignation; Rahul Gandhi condemns violence

The party also blamed the Delhi police for failing to maintain law and order in the city and criticised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for having "shaken off his responsibility", saying people of Delhi..
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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh, other Congress leaders decline Kovind's invitation for Trump dinner reception

The President had invited the floor leaders of both the Houses of Parliament for the banquet to be hosted on Tuesday.
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No mention of Gandhi in Sabarmati? Congress questions Trump after US President thanks Modi for ashram visit

Trump concluded the sojourn by writing in the visitor book, 'To my great friend Prime Minister Modi - Thank you for this wonderful visit."
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Congress questions ahead of Trump visit non-essential: UP deputy CM

The Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he would raise with Trump the easing of H-1B visas, restoration of GSP status and security concerns over the Taliban. It asked whether Modi..
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Don't have positive indications of major outcomes from Trump visit: Congress


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Resolving leadership issue key for Congress revival: Shashi Tharoor

The Congress must fix its leadership issues on top priority to address the growing perception among the people that the party is "adrift", senior leader Shashi Tharoor said on Sunday and asserted that..
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Growing perception that Congress 'adrift'; party must resolve leadership issue for revival: Shashi Tharoor


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Collective submergence of individual egos, ambitions key to Congress revival: Jairam Ramesh


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Congress needs to find a leader urgently: Shashi Tharoor

"The urgent need is to find a new president and I am confident that if we do so through a transparent, democratic electoral process internally, the workers will at the end of the day throw their might..
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Priyanka Gandhi raises questions over funding of panel formed to oversee Trump's Gujarat visit

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday raised questions over the funding of the committee formed to oversee various programmes during US President Donald Trump's Ahmedabad visit on February..
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Rahul Gandhi remains 'top leader' in Congress, large section always felt he should return as chief: Salman Khurshid

A large section within the Congress has always felt that Rahul Gandhi must come back as party chief and he remains the "top leader" in the party, senior leader Salman Khurshid said on Saturday,..
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Put aside political identity, think as one nation: BJP to Congress on questions about Trump visit


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Why is Congress unhappy when country's stature is being raised globally, asks BJP


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BJP targets ‘liberals’, Congress over Waris


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No leadership crisis in Congress: Anand Sharma


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Do they want to turn India into Pakistan, Giriraj Singh asks Congress, RJD

Citing instances of alleged "hate speeches" by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on..
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Congress's young netas vying for House of elders

By broad in-house calculations, Congress can get 10 out of 11 berths it will vacate in April and one of two in June. A total of 56 MPs are retiring in the two months. Besides the seats it can win..
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Congress again in turmoil over leadership

After a brief lull, Congress on Thursday was seized by a fresh burst of discontent with demands that the party put an end to the leadership vacuum, with senior MP Shashi Tharoor saying elections be..
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Congress takes dig at Trump visit preparation


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Rahul Gandhi sole contender for party president's post: Congress on anxieties over leadership issue


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War of words in Congress: Now, Sandeep Dikshit raises 'leadership question'; gets Shashi Tharoor's support

The differences within the Congress after the party's drubbing in the recently concluded Delhi assembly elections refuse to die down. Sandeep Dikshit, who is the son of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit,..
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US Congressional delegation seeks end to political detentions in Kashmir

Ami Bera, senior moderate Democrat leader and chairman of the House committee on Asia and Asia Pacific and George Holding of the Republican party met foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and other senior..
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Salvadoran president sends more soldiers to fight crime after standoff with lawmakers

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele deployed hundreds of soldiers on Tuesday to fight gangs, days after facing criticism for barging into Congress with the army to pressure lawmakers over his security..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to..
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Was saffron terror plot combined project of Congress and ISI, asks BJP on Rakesh Maria's revelations


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Scindia repeats ‘hit the street’ vow; no comment, says Congress


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Congress will fight for SC/ST reservation in jobs: Mukul Wasnik


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Milind Deora, Ajay Maken trade barbs; Congress asks leaders to introspect

The Congress on Monday asked its leaders to refrain from exchanges of opinion in public and to avoid commenting on the matters of other states. The party also advised its leaders to introspect about..
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Rahul Gandhi should click refresh button as command posts issue was Congress legacy: BJP

The BJP welcomed the Supreme Court's order on Monday to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army, and attacked the Congress by saying that the denial of the posts was its legacy...
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Video vs video: BJP, Congress in war of words over police action in Jamia


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Opposition strength in Rajya Sabha to weaken further this year, Congress to lose seats


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Scindia leaves party meeting midway, Congress claims all is well


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Sudden disappearance of Congress responsible for BJP’s defeat in Delhi: Javadekar


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Trump administration taking $3.8 billion more from military for Mexico border wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil lawmakers urge Congress to shelve indigenous mining bill

Opposition lawmakers called on Brazil's Congress on Thursday to reject a proposal by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to open indigenous reservations to commercial mining, saying it endangered some..
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After Delhi drubbing, Congress leaders want party to reinvent itself to face new challenges

The Congress's humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Delhi assembly elections has led to calls within the party for a complete overhaul. Leaders like Jairam Ramesh, Verrappa Moily, Jyotiraditya..
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Congress has to be 'bold against all forms of communalism': Jairam Ramesh

Worried over the "propaganda" that the Congress is soft on minority communalism in the country, senior leader Jairam Ramesh has said the party "cannot be selective" on the issue and suggested it should..
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