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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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Sheila Dikshit was always cordial despite political rivalry: BJP leader Vijender Gupta

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit never held grudges against her political rivals, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said, recalling his experience with the Congress veteran.
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Keeping political rivalry aside, senior BJP leaders pay tribute to Sheila Dikshit

Keeping political rivalry aside, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Saturday came forth to express their grief over the demise of Congress' 81-year-old stalwart Sheila Dikshit due to cardiac..
DNA - Published

Videos for United States Congress

Trump defends supporters who chanted Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the..

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Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers [Video]Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was met by supporters at the airport when she returned to Minneapolis, and she vowed to continue to oppose President Donald Trump in the wake of his attacks on her which..

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Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump [Video]Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was greeted with cheers and support when she returned to Minnesota after days of inflammatory attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony [Video]Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. Now he's testifying in Congress. Havovi Cooper reports.

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Trump praises detention center conditions [Video]Trump praises detention center conditions

U.S. President Donald Trump praises conditions at border detention facilities after they have recently come under fire by Congressional Democrats. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Grieving father slams Boeing's 'wrongful conduct' in Congress [Video]Grieving father slams Boeing's 'wrongful conduct' in Congress

Toronto resident Paul Njoroge, who lost five members of his family in the 737 MAX Ethiopian Air crash in March, says Congress must act to hold Boeing accountable. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Bitcoin Tumbles [Video]Bitcoin Tumbles

Bitcoin has plunged 16% after a bruising day in Congress for Facebook's digital coin, Libra. "Facebook has burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience," Sen...

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US House votes to condemn Trump’s tweets against congresswomen [Video]US House votes to condemn Trump’s tweets against congresswomen

Members of Congress in the House of Representatives have voted to condemn controversial tweets published by President Donald Trump. There was widespread condemnation when the US President told four..

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Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress [Video]Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..

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One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice [Video]One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. He's testifying in Congress this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Progressive Congress Members Sign Letter For Amazon Investigation [Video]Progressive Congress Members Sign Letter For Amazon Investigation

Amazon faced a Prime Day strike at a fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota. According to Gizmodo, now over a dozen progressive lawmakers are getting involved. These include Bernie Sanders,..

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'What's your ethnicity?': Kellyanne Conway to reporter [Video]'What's your ethnicity?': Kellyanne Conway to reporter

Kellyanne Conway, advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, challenged a reporter on Tuesday when asked where Trump would suggest four left-wing congresswomen "go back" to. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency [Video]A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

Facebook will be defending its new cryptocurrency Libra before Congress as more voices join the chorus of opposition. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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Don't 'take the bait': Squad Dems decry Trump attacks [Video]Don't 'take the bait': Squad Dems decry Trump attacks

Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, two of the four left-wing lawmakers known as "the squad" in Congress who recently came under attack by President Donald Trump..

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Tweets 'not at all' racist: Trump [Video]Tweets 'not at all' racist: Trump

President Trump on Monday denied that his tweets about four Democratic congresswomen were racist. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Barr calls on U.S. Barr calls on U.S. "body politic" to resist racial hatred

At an anti-Semitism summit in Washington, D.C. Monday, Attorney General William Barr told an audience he is concerned that "under the banner of identity politics, some political factions are seeking to..

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27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran [Video]27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran

The House passed an amendment that would bar President Donald Trump from taking military action against Iran. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California and Republican Rep...

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US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes [Video]US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes

Stocks climbed on Friday as the growing prospect of a cut to US interest rates this month outweighed renewed tensions in the US-China trade war, an unexpected contraction in Singapore, and uninspiring..

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US seeks a Congress-approved deal with Iran: Hook [Video]US seeks a Congress-approved deal with Iran: Hook

The United States may impose fresh sanctions on Iran, Hook also said, adding that Gulf Arab states could be more effective in confronting Iran if they were united.

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Powell heads to Congress amid pressure to cut rates [Video]Powell heads to Congress amid pressure to cut rates

As Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell heads to his twice-yearly congressional update he's facing stiff pressure by the White House and financial markets to cut rates, even though the economy has..

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Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC [Video]Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC

Russian-born real estate developer Felix Sater, who worked on a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, appeared on Tuesday for testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence..

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Billionaire Steyer joins crowded 2020 presidential race [Video]Billionaire Steyer joins crowded 2020 presidential race

U.S. billionaire Tom Steyer says he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing [Video]Obamacare's future in the balance at appeals court hearing

A federal appeals court will consider whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling declaring the Obamacare healthcare law unconstitutional, a position now backed by the Trump administration. Zach Goelman..

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Karnataka Cong to meet today to decide on strategy in SC

Congress on Saturday explored pros and cons of going ahead with its petition to seek Supreme Court’s clarification on its July 17 order that said the 15 rebel MLAs can’t be compelled to attend the..
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Delhi Cong plunges into abyss of uncertainity after Sheila Dikshit's death

With the void created by the sudden demise of Sheila Dikshit, the Congress faces the uphill task of looking for a leader who can fill into her shoes, ahead of the Delhi assembly polls slated in less..
DNA - Published

Sidhu's next move unclear; Cong leaders hope he will remain with party

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's acceptance of Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from state cabinet has raised a question about the cricketer-turned-politician's future in the Congress, though..
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Congress protests arrest of Priyanka Gandhi in UP, House adjourned


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As desired, Sheila Dikshit to be cremated in CNG crematorium

Honouring her wish, the cremation of Congress' stalwart Sheila Dikshit will be done using the CNG method at the city's oldest cremation ground, Nigambodh Ghat. "The cremation of Sheila Dikshit will be..
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UP govt trying to protect accused in Sonbhadra clash: Congress


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'Won't leave before meeting families': 'Detained' Priyanka spends night at guest house sans water, electricity

Congress claimed that electricity and water supply to the guest house where Priyanka spent the night were cut off.
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Bill to amend RTI law tabled in LS amid protests by opposition

The bill, which seeks to make information commissioners equivalent to election commissioners and gives the Centre the power to fix their tenure and emoluments, was opposed by oppn parties which said..
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Congress alleges electricity, water supply cut in Sonbhadra guesthouse where Priyanka is detained


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Priyanka Gandhi stopped on way to Sonbhadra, Congress says 'illegal arrest'


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Karnataka crisis: Congress moves SC, seeks clarification on top court's order on rebel MLAs

Karnataka Congress has moved the Supreme Court contending that the top court's July 17 order on the resignation of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs was coming in the way of the party issuing whip to its..
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Karnataka crisis: Congress moves SC against its July 17 order, says its 'whittles down' political party's will

It said the apex court order "whittles down" the power of a political party to issue whip to its MLAs as it has a constitutional right to do so and the court can't restrict that.
DNA - Published

Congress members protest in Lok Sabha over Karnataka crisis

Lok Sabha witnessed sloganeering and protests on Friday as Congress members sought to raise the issue of ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.
IndiaTimes - Published

US security aid to Pakistan will remain suspended pending 'decisive and irreversible' action against terror groups: Congressional report

Ahead of Imran Khan's visit to the US, a Congressional report has said the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending 'decisive and irreversible' action against terrorist groups.
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Exodus because Congress not in power: Hardik Patel

What if they are disillusioned by BJP in the next six months? Will they return to Congress? No one is questioning them, says Hardik
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Opposition disrupts Rajya Sabha over Sonbhadra hacking

Congress also demands a discussion on the Karnataka Assembly crisis
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U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic'

Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
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Sanctity of regular budget numbers called into question: Congress

Coming down heavily on the NDA government, Congress Thursday said the sanctity of regular Budget numbers have been called into question and that amendments are being made to laws without adequate..
IndiaTimes - Published

In a bid to rebuke Donald Trump, US Congress blocks $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia; president likely to issue third veto

The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president.
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Karnataka trust vote: Will withdraw resignation, support govt, says Cong MLA Ramalinga Reddy

While most of the rebel MLAs have been staying in Mumbai, Reddy chose to be in the city amid reports that Congress was trying to pacify him.
DNA - Published

Narmada number tiff: Congress gives proof, BJP stands its ground

The house allowed Leader of Opposition Paresh Dahanani to clarify his stand on his earlier claim that as per the Social Economic Report, only 6 lakh ha got water for irrigation.
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Congress claims victory after SC’s Karnataka order


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Uncertainty over Congress leadership set to linger on

Senior Congress party sources acknowledged that they will not be able to meet the deadline of July 20 they had informally set for themselves to settle the leadership question. Faced with pressures and..
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Congress welcomes ICJ verdict, but says Jadhav vulnerable to 'miscarriage of justice' by Pak

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she was "heartened" by the Kulbhushan verdict.
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Unnerving that ICJ refused Jadhav’s return to India, says Congress after verdict


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Congress claims victory in SC order on Karnataka MLAs, says speaker’s right to decide on rebels upheld


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BJP MLAs create ruckus in Rajasthan Assembly over unemployment allowances

BJP legislators Wednesday stormed the Well and later walked out of the Rajasthan Assembly alleging the unemployment allowances announced by the Congress government were a mere deception
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Karnataka trust vote: Rebel MLAs welcome SC verdict; Congress says 'order sets terrible judicial precedent'

After the SC verdict, the rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai said there was no question of going back on their resignations from the assembly or attending the session. The Congress expressed reservations on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka crisis: Congress says SC order nullifying whip sets 'terrible judicial precedent'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka "ought not" to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session of the state Assembly and should be..
DNA - Published

Congress slams govt over handling of flood situation in Assam, Bihar

Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said 15 persons have been killed and over 43 lakh displaced by the natural calamity.
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Karnataka political crisis: SC says rebel MLAs not to be compelled to take part in assembly proceedings

The Supreme Court directed that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs "ought not" to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly, which is slated to decide the confidence..
IndiaTimes - Published

Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..
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Govt paying lip service to farmers: Congress


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Rahul Gandhi asks Congress workers to take up relief operations in flood-affected states


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Democrats accuse Donald Trump of racism after 'go back' comment; US president has long history of bias against ethnic minorities

US president Donald Trump drew fresh accusations of racism on Monday after he attacked four ethnic-minority Democrats in Congress, telling them to "go back" where they came from.
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Snub to grand old party: Prakash Amdedkar's VBA offers 40 out of 288 seats to Congress for Maharashtra poll alliance

The Congress and the NCP bagged 42 and 41 seats, respectively in the last election.
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Why it’s so hard for Congress to replace Rahul


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Govt says NIA bill in national interest, Congress calls it attempt to turn India into 'police state'

The government asserted on Monday that a bill to broaden the NIA's investigating powers is part of its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and is in national interest, as Lok Sabha took up a..
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Karnataka: Congress talks with rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj fails

The coalition government is on a shaky wicket with 16 MLAs -- 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) resigning their assembly membership
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Goa Forward Party withdraws support to BJP-led government

The regional party decided to end its alliance with the BJP just a day after their ministers were asked to quit from Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet to adjust Congress rebels as ministers in the..
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To boost cadre morale, Congress hands over party rein to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Uttar Pradesh

As the party managed to win a single LS seat in state, it now falls back on Gandhi blood to change tide
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TDP will become 'empty of MLAs' just like Congress: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Chouhan said, "TDP leader and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was more inclined towards national politics. He kept roaming around in the national..
DNA - Published

ED revives investigation into UPA-era Embraer deal

Last week, in the Embraer case, the ED attached Rs 15 crore of assets in Sangrur, the constituency once represented by Khanna’s son in the Punjab assembly. Investigators are zeroing in on Khanna’s..
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Congress asks Goa CM to investigate Goa CZMP irregularities


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Karnataka crisis: Congress steps up efforts to persuade MLA to withdraw resignation from assembly


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Congress must take the blame for lynchings: Cleric

This came from the national president of Jamat-e-Ulema-Hind, Molana Suhaib Qasmi in Guwahati on Friday.
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Karnataka drama: Congress rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj decides to stay in party after 'backchannel' talks

"I and Sudhakar had given resignation from MLA's post. All the leaders are asking me to stay in Congress since morning. I have decided to stay in the party," Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj said.
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Goa cabinet reshuffle: 3 Congress defectors take oath as ministers

CM Pramod Sawant, who took over the reins of the state following the demise of Manohar Parrikar, dropped ministers of BJP's ally - Goa Forward Party. Following deputy CM Vijai Sardesai's removal from..
IndiaTimes - Published

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