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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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The Salvadoran attorney general's office asked Congress on Monday to strip former presidential candidate Norman Quijano of his immunity so he can be prosecuted..
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Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a center-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally..
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Peruvians on Sunday elected a new Congress with some 10 parties represented and no single majority, according to an Ipsos exit poll reported by local news,..
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Democrats serving as prosecutors in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial argued on Friday he improperly impeded a probe by Congress into suspicions he..
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Peruvians will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new Congress that will be in place for just over a year, as the copper-rich South American nation seeks to..
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Democrats serving as prosecutors in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Republican-led Senate will make their case he improperly interfered in..
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Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments, Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an..
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The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by..
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The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by..
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Bolivia's Congress on Tuesday formally accepted the November resignation of leftist leader Evo Morales and his deputy Álvaro García Linera, rubber stamping the..
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The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by..
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When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump's case in a Senate trial this week, he will also be defending his role in a controversial..
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When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump's case in a Senate trial in the coming days, he will also be defending his role in a..
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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused..
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President Donald Trump goes on trial in the U.S. Senate this week on charges he abused his office and obstructed Congress, with one of the most contentious..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which begins next week, may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..
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