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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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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..
Reuters - Published

Before 2014, people wondered whether India's multi-party democracy had failed: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress for its "culture of policy paralysis", alleged corruption and unguarded borders prior to 2014 saying people wondered then whether India's multi-party..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for United States Congress

Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’ [Video]Thunberg to Congress: ‘Listen to the scientists’

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C. [Video]Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Trump Says U.S. Has Reached Trade Deal With Japan [Video]Trump Says U.S. Has Reached Trade Deal With Japan

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has reached an initial trade agreement with Japan. Trump wrote a letter to Congress released by the White House. In the letter Trump said he..

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Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress [Video]Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho will testify with Joshua Wong and other activists in Washington on Tuesday to call on U.S. lawmakers and businesses to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong...

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Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

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Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina [Video]Dan Bishop declares victory in North Carolina

Republican Dan Bishop won a special U.S. congressional election in North Carolina on Tuesday (September 10), turning back a vigorous Democratic challenge to save a longtime stronghold for President..

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Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws [Video]Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws

U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to meet with..

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Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..

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Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to "liberate" city

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday (September 8) sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to "liberate" the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of..

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Exclusive: US finds possible Deutsche Bank control issues [Video]Exclusive: US finds possible Deutsche Bank control issues

U.S. congressional investigators have identified possible failures in Deutsche Bank AG's money laundering controls in its dealings with Russian oligarchs, after the lender handed over a trove of..

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Trump Admin Pushes Congress To Overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac [Video]Trump Admin Pushes Congress To Overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should recapitalize mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It called on Congress for comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be..

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McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill [Video]McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill

After a series of mass shootings there is renewed pressure for Congress to enact strict gun control laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the key to any legislation. McConnell finds himself..

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Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster [Video]Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster

The Trump administration has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder. The US has experienced virtually countless mass shootings over the years...

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Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials [Video]Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials

The White House is reviewing whether $250 million in military assistance should be sent to Ukraine in keeping with President Donald Trump's view that U.S. foreign aid must be justified, two senior..

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U.S-Saudi relationship 'one of the most enduring': Esper [Video]U.S-Saudi relationship 'one of the most enduring': Esper

U.S. Defense Secretary Mike Esper said on Thursday that the U.S. intended to 'maintain and grow' strong ties with Saudi Arabia as he met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Defense at the White..

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Trump Offers To Pardon Lawbreakers Who Build The Border Wall For Him [Video]Trump Offers To Pardon Lawbreakers Who Build The Border Wall For Him

President Donald Trump has offered to pardon officials who break the law to complete his proposed border wall. Trump ordered officials to fast-track contracts, violate environmental rules and seize..

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Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts [Video]Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering billions of dollars in foreign aid cuts and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days. Nathan..

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Trump Administration Considers A Temporary Payroll Tax Cut [Video]Trump Administration Considers A Temporary Payroll Tax Cut

Several officials from the Trump administration are trying to figure out a solution for the economy. They are considering a temporary payroll tax cut to encourage consumers to use their money...

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Warren apologizes at Native American forum [Video]Warren apologizes at Native American forum

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized at a Native American forum in Iowa for 'harm' she had caused after she claimed Native American heritage and faced..

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U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions [Video]U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

A U.S. Democratic lawmaker said she no longer planned to visit family in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission on humanitarian grounds. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Before 2014, there was despair and gloom about India's direction: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress for its "culture of policy paralysis", alleged corruption and unguarded borders prior to 2014 saying people wondered then whether India's multi-party..
IndiaTimes - Published

Defection of BSP MLAs: Mayawati says Congress again proved it is untrustworthy

BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at the Congress after six of her MLAs in Rajasthan switched sides, saying the party has once again proved that it is "unreliable" and "untrustworthy".
IndiaTimes - Published

Big jolt to Mayawati in Rajasthan, all six BSP MLAs join Congress

The six BSP MLAs namely, Rajendra Gudd (Udaipurwati), Jogendra Singh Awana (Nadbai), Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena (Karoli), Sandeep Yadav (Tijara) and Deepchand Kheria (Kishangarhbas) took Congress..
DNA - Published

Poll donations to Congress see fivefold rise

The Congress has received Rs 146 crore as donations in 2018-19 as compared to Rs 26 crore in 2017-18
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Congress NCP seal deal; will fight 125 seats each in Maharashtra polls

Congress and Nationalist Congress Party will contest 125 seats each in Maharashtra elections. The two partners had contested the 2014 polls separately but came together in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls ...
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. lawmakers blast Iran, wary of war, after Saudi oil attack

Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S. military action, especially before they have a clearer picture of who was..
Reuters - Published

'Howdy Modi' event to woo India-origin voters: Rajeev Shukla

US President Donald Trump's decision to participate in "Howdy Modi" event is an attempt to woo India-origin voters in view of the US presidential elections, senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said on..
DNA - Published

Kartarpur corridor: Congress, SAD spar over demand of service fee by Pakistan

The ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday sparred over the issue of service fee sought by Pakistan from pilgrims for using the Kartarpur corridor. While the ruling party said the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kiren Rijiju posts old video showing Congress's pitch for national language Hindi

With several opposition parties hitting out at Union home minister Amit Shah for his Hindi pitch, BJP leader Kiren Rijiju has tweeted an old video of P Chidambaram making a similar pitch for 'national..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mexico amnesty law eyes reprieve for minor drug offenses, abortions

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has sent a draft law to Congress that aims to grant amnesty to people serving jail time for lesser offenses, including abortion and possession of small..
Reuters - Published

Will implement Assam-like NRC in Haryana, says Khattar; gets support from Congress' Hooda

Haryana to have Assam-like National Register of Citizens, CM Khattar announced on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Sitharaman 'clueless' in dealing with economic slowdown, steps to boost economy 'cosmetic': Congress

The Congress on Saturday alleged that finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was "clueless" in dealing with the economic slowdown and termed the latest steps announced by her to boost the economy as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress takes cue from RSS, to have preraks to increase outreach

Sources said preraks would act as messengers of the Congress and will reach out to the people spreading its word and serving its cause
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Improve traffic management and roads, says Congress

The party also said that at a time when the country is facing one of its worst economic slowdowns, the central government is busy celebrating its 100 days in office.
DNA - Published

'Maha' trouble for Congress as Urmila Matondkar, Kripashankar Singh leave

Former city unit head and state Home minister Kripashankar Singh left after over three decades in the party; and actor Urmila Matondkar quit, after a mere five months of joining politics, citing..
DNA - Published

U.S. senators expect Congress to reinstate aid for Ukraine even if Trump cuts it

Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if President Donald Trump goes ahead with..
Reuters - Published

Nirmala Sitharaman asks Congress to speak in one voice on Kashmir

Describing abrogation of Article 370 as a path breaking decision of the Centre, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Congress should speak in one voice on Jammu and Kashmir and..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP has 'anti-woman' mindset, protecting criminals now part of its DNA: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday questioned the government why former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand was not arrested in the rape case against him and alleged that colluding with criminals and protecting them have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Essential to hold elections in Congress for most leadership posts, including CWC: Shashi Tharoor


IndiaTimes - Published

Unemployment biggest challenge before Congress government, says CM Kamal Nath


IndiaTimes - Published

With what face will Pakistan raise Kashmir at UNHRC: Congress


IndiaTimes - Published

Congress should not abdicate idea of inclusive India: Shashi Tharoor


IndiaTimes - Published

Congress's duty to defend secular space, 'Hindutva Lite' not answer to Hindi heartland woes: Shashi Tharoor

Asserting that the Congress has a duty to defend secular space, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the answer to the party's woes in Hindi heartland does not lie in "majority appeasement" or..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress says Modi govt's 100 days can be described in 3 words — tyranny, chaos and anarchy

The Congress on Sunday unleashed a blistering attack on the Modi government and said the three words that describe the first 100 days of BJP 2.0 are "tyranny, chaos and anarchy." In a series of tweets..
IndiaTimes - Published

Poster war continues to plague Congress and Digvijaya


IndiaTimes - Published

Congress to conduct membership drive, events to connect with people


IndiaTimes - Published

Infighting continues in Congress, Nath’s meeting with Sonia crucial


IndiaTimes - Published

'Time to say goodbye': AAP MLA Alka Lamba quits party

The Chandni Chowk MLA has gotten into several rounds of allegations and counter-allegations with the party leadership over the last few months on several issues with reports suggesting that she was..
DNA - Published

Congress backs P Chidambaram, says truth will prevail


IndiaTimes - Published

Congress faces test of credibility with big leaders in the dock


IndiaTimes - Published

Congress embattled, BJP offers ruling MLAs to switch over


IndiaTimes - Published

This is selective opposition prosecution, says Congress after Chidambaram sent to jail


IndiaTimes - Published

BJP govt's pursuance of 'blind law' in J&K causing lot of harm to country: Congress


IndiaTimes - Published

Hong Kong a priority for U.S. Senate Democrats, leader says

Legislation addressing China's actions in Hong Kong will be among the top priorities pushed by U.S. Senate Democrats when Congress returns to work after a recess next week, their leader said on..
Reuters - Published

BJP is hiring 'a journalist who reports facts': Congress takes dig at UP government

Taking a dig at chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, Congress in a social media post claimed that the BJP is hiring "a journalist who reports facts" but "can also be sent to..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Hope membership drive is on in all earnestness': Congress' KC Venugopal writes to state units

This time Congress wants the membership drive to be organic.
DNA - Published

Govt using probe agencies to target individuals: Congress


IndiaTimes - Published

For Congress, democracy in ICU when its leaders face probe: BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

Bail or jail? Supreme Court, trial courts to decide Chidambaram's fate tomorrow

Thursday will be a crucial day for Congress veteran P Chidambaram, whose fate will be decided by the Supreme Court which is scheduled to pronounce verdict on his plea challenging the Delhi high court's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not going to be intimidated, will keep asking 'hard questions': Congress on Shivakumar's arrest

The party also said the 96 days of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's second term are characterised by three words -- "tyranny, chaos and anarchy". The Enforcement Directorate on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mexican president says referendums could decide fate of ex-presidents

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the public should have the right to choose whether ex-presidents should face trial once a bill has passed Congress making it easier to hold..
Reuters - Published

INX Media case: CBI files affidavit on Chidambaram's plea challenging his CBI custody

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court, requesting it not to entertain the petition filed by arrested Congress leader P Chidambaram challenging..
DNA - Published

Cong to revamp UP unit, Priyanka Gandhi to take full charge of state unit

Ahead of 2019 General elections, Priyanka was appointed Congress in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh while the responsibility of western part of the state was given to Jyotiraditya Scindia. The Congress..
DNA - Published

Digvijaya Singh one of Congress Navratnas of Pakistan: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the party through its leaders is trying to polarise the society on communal lines and in the process siding with people like Zakir Nayak by calling them ambassadors..
DNA - Published

Congress leaders should be 'ashamed' of Rahul's comments on Kashmir: Shah

Attacking the Congress, home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that it should be "ashamed" that its leader Rahul Gandhi's statement was used by Pakistan in its petition to the UN on Kashmir. "Whatever..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt 'targeting' political opponents with false cases: Congress


IndiaTimes - Published

NRC Assam: Congress says no genuine citizen should be left out

Congress leaders expressed concern over list that was released on Saturday leaving out about 19 lakh people.
DNA - Published

Congress scurries to fight Madhya Pradesh rebellion

Rebellion in top leadership leaves party in precarious situation even as BJP waits in the wings
DNA - Published

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