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.
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
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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..
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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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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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
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.. DNA - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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. Firstpost - Published
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
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 DNA - Published
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
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
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. DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
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
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.. Reuters - Published
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
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.. DNA - Published
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
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.. IndiaTimes - Published
"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. DNA - Published
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