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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. The legislature consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Pentagon tells Congress how projects might be delayed to pay for President Trump's wall

The acting Defense Secretary says he has told Congress the military construction projects that could be delayed to fund President Trump's border wall.
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Why Congress needs to revisit social media companies' exemptions from FTC rules

A gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, killing 50 people. The suspect appeared to livestream the attack. CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend, former..
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Videos for United States Congress

White House Reportedly Wants Early Access to Mueller Report [Video]White House Reportedly Wants Early Access to Mueller Report

According to CNN, getting to see the information first would give the White House a chance to make executive privilege claims.

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Pentagon Lists Projects That May Be Cut to Fund Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Lists Projects That May Be Cut to Fund Border Wall

The Pentagon sent lawmakers a list of projects that could be affected by President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

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Trump's Moscow plans caught Mueller's eye [Video]Trump's Moscow plans caught Mueller's eye

An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while..

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U.S. Youth Plan Washington Rally To Protest Climate Change Inaction [Video]U.S. Youth Plan Washington Rally To Protest Climate Change Inaction

According to Reuters, Hundreds of youngsters are planning to skip school to join a rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers are calling an international Youth Climate Strike to seek..

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Colombian Duque's Bid to Change Peace Deal Rattles Sabers [Video]Colombian Duque's Bid to Change Peace Deal Rattles Sabers

According to Reuters, President Ivan Duque’s call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war. However, with his government on a..

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Sen. Gillibrand formally launches presidential bid [Video]Sen. Gillibrand formally launches presidential bid

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally launched her presidential bid on Sunday morning, announcing she will deliver her first major speech next week in front of Trump International Hotel in New York..

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Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency [Video]Trump Vetoes Senate Resolution To Strike Down Border Wall State Of Emergency

President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration to build additional mileage of physical barriers along the US-Mexico border on Friday. The veto is the..

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Trump Vetoes Measure To End Wall Declaration [Video]Trump Vetoes Measure To End Wall Declaration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency..

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Donald Trump uses first veto of presidency to protect border wall plans [Video]Donald Trump uses first veto of presidency to protect border wall plans

President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the..

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Trump vetoes measure against border 'emergency' [Video]Trump vetoes measure against border 'emergency'

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Trump Vetoes Resolution Blocking His Emergency Declaration [Video]Trump Vetoes Resolution Blocking His Emergency Declaration

The president's declaration gives him access to certain government funding to pay for a border wall without going through Congress.

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Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall [Video]Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a measure to terminate his emergency declaration over a border wall, striking back at Republican and Democratic lawmakers who opposed the controversial move..

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Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Votes To Block National Emergency [Video]Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Votes To Block National Emergency

President Trump vetoed a congressional resolution that blocked his national emergency declaration. 12 Republicans joined Senate Democrats in voting to block Trump's declaration on March 14. In..

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President Trump's First Veto Came After a Historic Rebuke From Congress [Video]President Trump's First Veto Came After a Historic Rebuke From Congress

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.

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U.S. Youth Rally In Washington Protests Climate Inaction [Video]U.S. Youth Rally In Washington Protests Climate Inaction

According to Reuters, hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change...

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Students Around the World Protest Climate Change Inaction [Video]Students Around the World Protest Climate Change Inaction

Youth Climate Strike events were set to take place in more than 100 countries and territories, including almost every state in the U.S.

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Beto's secret life as a teenage hacker [Video]Beto's secret life as a teenage hacker

Reuters has learned that when he was growing up in El Paso, Texas, the kid who would grow up to be Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke was a member of one of the earliest - and most..

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Judge Sets Roger Stone's Court Date [Video]Judge Sets Roger Stone's Court Date

​Stone has been charged with lying about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks in 2016.

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Bipartisan Rebuke On Wall In The Senate [Video]Bipartisan Rebuke On Wall In The Senate

On Thursday the U.S. Senate rallied against President Donald Trump by voting to end his border emergency declaration, as 12 Republicans joined Democrats to deliver a second blow in as many days to the..

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House Of Representatives Wants Muellers Report To Be Public [Video]House Of Representatives Wants Muellers Report To Be Public

On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming report on his probe into Russia’s role in the..

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The Trump Administration's Relationship With Boeing Is Under Scrutiny After Crashes [Video]The Trump Administration's Relationship With Boeing Is Under Scrutiny After Crashes

Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of Defense, told Congress that he welcomes an inspector general investigation into whether he violated any ethics rules by promoting Boeing Co. products while serving..

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Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy [Video]Congress Passes 2 Bills in Contrast to Trump Policy

The Republican-controlled Senate voted against Trump administration policies twice in one week.

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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump over wall but he vows veto [Video]U.S. Senate rebukes Trump over wall but he vows veto

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump for the second time this week, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats to end Trump's emergency declaration at the southern border. Vanessa..

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Where Does Beto O'Rourke Fit in This Field? [Video]Where Does Beto O'Rourke Fit in This Field?

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke has entered the presidential race. But now that he's in, many are watching to see if he runs as a moderate or progressive.

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Boeing's training and FAA's approval of new 737s under scrutiny

Congress to probe FAA's certification of the modified 737 jets, and has ordered at least 1 Boeing staffer to retain records related to it
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NFL players tackle big issues in Congress as part of externship program

CBS News special correspondent and host of "NFL Today" James Brown talks to three NFL players working on Capitol Hill in an externship program to prepare for life after the NFL.
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NFL players tackle big issues while working on Capitol Hill

For the last couple of weeks, three players have been running around the halls of Congress, tackling the big issues facing the country
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Colombian Duque's bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely

President Ivan Duque's call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war, but with his government on a weak footing in Congress, major..
Reuters - Published

'I tried to hold back tears': First two Muslim congresswomen react to New Zealand tragedy

Two freshmen congresswomen who were the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress reacted to New Zealand mosque attacks with heartbreak on Friday.
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Trump issues veto over Senate border resolution

President Trump has issued his first veto, rejecting a resolution passed by Congress that would have overturned his emergency declaration on the border. But his plan to steer funding to build barriers..
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President Trump vetoes Congress resolution blocking border wall emergency

President Donald Trump vetoed a congressional resolution that was blocking his border wall emergency.
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Trump issues first veto to protect border order

President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. (March 15)
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Congress considers devices on cars to prevent drunken driving after death of Michigan family

The deaths of the 5-member Abbas family from Michigan in a crash raised questions from Congress about drunken driving technology.
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3/14/19: CBSN Evening News

Congress blocks Trump's emergency declaration; Getting into college the right way on his own.
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Congress: 'We will protect the president' if tax returns are requested

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump’s privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump’s tax returns.
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Mexico's Congress OKs new national guard championed by Lopez Obrador

Mexico's Congress on Thursday approved President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan to create a national guard, a key piece of the government's strategy to rein in gang violence that has cost tens of..
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Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It.

In a trio of bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel’s report.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: 2 Days in Congress, 3 Trump Rejections

There have been multiple bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate to rebuke the president over the wall, Saudi Arabia and the Mueller report.
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Trump's 'emergency' is already doing serious harm. Courts must end it if Congress can't.

Trump failed to convince Congress that something was urgently needed. This is not an 'emergency.' The facts must at some point make a difference.
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Commerce secretary accused of lying about census citizenship question

During a hearing on the 2020 census, Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Missouri, accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of lying to Congress about the administration's efforts to add a citizenship question. Watch..
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Top Pentagon official has not spoken to admin about 737's

A former Boeing executive who is now the Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, told the U.S. Congress he has not spoken to anyone in the U.S. administration about issues with the 737 MAX 8 jet..
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A Donald Trump coup if he loses in 2020? With all the norms he's busted, don't rule it out

Cohen fear about a 'peaceful transition' is worth considering given Trump's attacks on judges, Congress and media, and the criminal trials he may face.
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Meet the GOP congressman trying to "redefine the narrative" on climate change

Climate change is becoming a talking point for 2020 democrats, but there's a Republican in Congress making sure his party gets into the conversation, too. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns,..
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U.S. Congress wants to know why the FAA waited so long to ground Boeing 737 jets

Congress plans to scrutinize why the United States waited so many days to ground all Boeing Co 737 MAX jets involved in Sunday's crash in Ethiopia as other countries and airlines acted more quickly.
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Federal landlord blames Congress for FBI HQ delay, change

The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters, an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict..
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Pence to Congress: Back Trump's border emergency

Vice President Mike Pence toured a Customs and Border Protection training facility in West Virginia Wednesday. He thanked border agents for protecting the country and called on Congress to approve..
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Members of Congress renew call to combat maternal mortality with "Momma Act"

Members of Congress are renewing their efforts to prevent women from dying during pregnancies and childbirth. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), who introduced the "Momma Act" Tuesday, as well as Dr. Lisa..
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Congress Warns Against Medicaid Cuts: ‘You Just Wait for the Firestorm’

The secretary of health and human services endured hours of bipartisan grilling over the president’s budget for 2020, including cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and health research.
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Democrats split after Pelosi says impeaching Trump "not worth it"

A heated debate has broken out among Democrats in Congress, one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi all but ruled out pursing impeachment of the president. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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Wells Fargo CEO grilled by legislators during hearing

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told Congress the nation's fourth-largest bank has cleaned up its act after years of scandals. But members of both parties weren't buying it. Anna Werner reports.
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Blackwater founder Erik Prince accused to lying to Congress about Trump Tower meeting

Erik Prince, founder of the private mercenary company Blackwater, is being accused of lying to Congress about his role in Trump campaign meetings after a surprising interview with Al Jazeera host Mehdi..
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Nancy Pelosi: President Donald Trump 'not worth' impeaching

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's position is at odds with many fellow Democrats in Congress, who would like to see President Donald Trump impeached.
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Trump budget includes troops' highest pay raise in a decade

U.S. troops could be getting their highest pay raise in 10 years if Congress approves.
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Ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, members of Congress implore the FAA after deadly crash

Ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, members of Congress tell the FAA. Their calls follow the decision by authorities in the United Kingdom to ground the plane.
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What happens after Robert Mueller delivers his report? Congress braces for legal and political battles.

As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up an investigation President Donald Trump repeatedly slammed as a "witch hunt," the question is: Now what?
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Doomed with Democrats, Trump's budget boosts Pentagon, targets safety net

President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall, while overhauling social safety-net programs in a budget plan likely to die..
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Congressional Leaders Invite NATO Chief to Speak, in Jab at Trump

Congressional leaders extended a bipartisan invitation on Monday to the head of NATO to address Congress, underscoring support for the alliance often criticized by President Trump.
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House Budget Chairman: Trump's budget 'disastrous'

President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes $8.6 billion to build the U.S-Mexico border wall. The proposal shows Trump is eager to renew his confrontation with Congress over the wall. Democrats..
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Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

The president’s budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress control spending, and Democrats control the House.
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Dead on arrival? Trump's budget an unlikely wish list in divided Congress

Trump is calling for deep cuts in federal spending and billions more for his proposed border wall in a budget proposal unlikely to gain traction.
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Congress receives Trump's new 2020 budget

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight. His new budget, delivered to Capitol Hill Monday, will seek $8.6 billion for his border project, impose spending cuts to domestic programs and..
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2020 budget: Trump to ask for additional $8.6 billion in border wall funding

President Trump is expected to request billions of dollars in new border wall funding when he delivers his 2020 budget proposal to Congress Monday. He wants to cut domestic programs to pay for the..
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Out There: Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast.

Contrary to first impressions, Congress has done a decent job standing up for scientific research.
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It's not just Sen. Martha McSally. #MeToo and more women in Congress mean more stories like hers

It's not just Sen. Martha McSally. More female lawmakers are sharing abuse stories, a result of both #MeToo and a record number of women in Congress.
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