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The United States Congress or U.S. 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 governor's appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives, the latter defined by the Reapportionment Act of 1929. In addition, the House of Representatives has six non-voting members, bringing the total membership of the US Congress to 541 or fewer in the case of vacancies.

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Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati [Video]

Assam CM Sonowal pays last respects to Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid last respects to Tarun Gogoi, who passed away on November 23 at GMCH hospital in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Veteran..

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Need to spread love, not fear: KTS Tulsi on 'Love-Jihad' law [Video]

Need to spread love, not fear: KTS Tulsi on 'Love-Jihad' law

Speaking on the 'Love-Jihad' law, Congress leader KTS Tulsi on November 23 said love is a religion and we need to spread love, not fear. He said, "Love is a religion. Those in love don't care, they..

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Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building [Video]

Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building

Protesters and police have clashed in Guatemala's capital after hundreds stormed the Congress building and set it on fire.

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‘To revive Congress…’: Ghulam Nabi Azad on elections within party, leadership [Video]

‘To revive Congress…’: Ghulam Nabi Azad on elections within party, leadership

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday categorically denied that there is rebellion in the party. Azad, however, added that some leaders are looking for reforms, which will ultimately help in..

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Congress is on its lowest in last 72 years: GN Azad [Video]

Congress is on its lowest in last 72 years: GN Azad

Congress' GN Azad on Nov 22 commented on party's performance. He said, "Congress is on its lowest in the last 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during..

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BJP going to repeat Dubbaka bypoll win in Hyderabad: Prakash Javadekar [Video]

BJP going to repeat Dubbaka bypoll win in Hyderabad: Prakash Javadekar

Ahead Hyderabad local body elections, which are going to be held on December 01, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar on November 22 said what happened in Dubbaka..

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'Congress has double standards on Gupkar Alliance': Manohar Lal Khattar [Video]

'Congress has double standards on Gupkar Alliance': Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar hit out at the Gupkar alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. Haryana CM also accused Congress of siding with those talking in 'anti-national language'. Khattar slammed Cong for..

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Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over [Video]

Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over

A contentious budget bill pushed thousands into the streets to demand an end to corruption, among other grievances.

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Watch: Amit Shah challenges DMK, Cong for debate over development in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah challenges DMK, Cong for debate over development in Tamil Nadu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah challenged DMK and Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu. Shah said that the schemes and funds provided to the state by the Modi govt are not meant for help..

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Congress has double standards on Gupkar Alliance: CM Manohar Lal Khattar [Video]

Congress has double standards on Gupkar Alliance: CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, said that leaders of Congress are adopting double standards on an alliance with People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) for District Development..

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Amit Shah challenges DMK, Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Amit Shah challenges DMK, Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu

After inaugurating various development projects in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Amit Shah on November 21 said that the party is ready to debate with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress over..

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Congress has few days left in D.C. this year and it could mean higher bills for you come January [Video]

Congress has few days left in D.C. this year and it could mean higher bills for you come January

Student loan and eviction protections, as well as unemployment benefits, are among the host of pandemic related government programs set to end by the end of the year unless Congress acts.

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'Congress has no mai-baap': Arvind Kejriwal's jibe after Bihar polls #HTLS2020 [Video]

'Congress has no mai-baap': Arvind Kejriwal's jibe after Bihar polls #HTLS2020

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party chief, targeted the Indian National Congress party in the aftermath of the Bihar Assembly election results. He was speaking at the 18th..

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12 Million People Will Lose Jobless Benefits the Day After Christmas, Study Says [Video]

12 Million People Will Lose Jobless Benefits the Day After Christmas, Study Says

The study, published by the Century Foundation think tank, says millions of Americans' benefits will expire during the holidays if Congress does nothing.

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Chief Of Staff Meadows: Shutdown May Be Unavoidable [Video]

Chief Of Staff Meadows: Shutdown May Be Unavoidable

White House Chief os Staff Meadows said Wednesday he "can't guarantee" the federal government will avoid a shutdown in December. Both parties are still negotiating and attempting to bridge policy..

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From extended jobless benefits to student loan reprieve, COVID-19 relief set to fade at year's end

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'It's a big, scary mess': 12 million Americans to lose jobless aid after Christmas if Congress fails to act

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A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary

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'You've got to have trust.' The strategy Joe Biden hopes will lead to agreement in a post-Trump era

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Today in History for November 17th

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President-elect Joe Biden says COVID must be under control for the economy to recover

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Black Lives Matter Meets QAnon as Newest Members of Congress Arrive

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'CDC is putting American lives at risk': Members of Congress call for CDC to reinstate cruise 'no-sail' order

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Beth Van Duyne’s victory in a suburban Dallas district helped hold a crucial Republican seat as her party fought to add to its numbers in Congress.
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Stocks rally with hopes for a return to normal

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Tropical Storm Eta, Congress returns, COVID-19, election results: 5 things to know Monday

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A Groundbreaking Election for Women in Congress? Kind of.

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Dow jumps more than 400 points as election rally gains steam on prospect of Biden win, split Congress

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Tight congressional races leave Senate and House control undecided

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Madison Cawthorn is 1st person born in the '90s elected to Congress

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