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.
Journalist Cokie Roberts' many admirers say she helped transform the role of women in broadcast news. Roberts, whose parents were both members of Congress, covered Washington politics for 40 years. She.. CBS News - Published
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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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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...
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..
Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches.. Reuters - Published
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
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
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
Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co's chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX.. Reuters - Published
The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to congress. Kimberly Teehee served President Obama as the first-ever Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs. She is currently the Vice.. CBS News - Published
Congress' independent watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, is looking into President Trump's latest plan to seize private land to build a barrier wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. CBS News.. CBS News - Published
A speaker at New York City's Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony on Wednesday assailed U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress who has often been the target of false slurs by President.. Reuters - Published
Democrats are working to advance gun bills in Congress in an effort to pressure Republicans and the White House in the wake of several deadly mass shootings. The country's largest and best known gun.. CBS News - Published
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
The entire crew of a capsized freighter is safe after a day of dramatic rescues. Also, Congressional Democrats urge the president to take action on gun control. All that and all that matters in today's.. CBS News - Published
Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald.. CBS News - Published
Democrats in the U.S. Congress pledged on Monday to intensify pressure for stricter gun-sale background check legislation, citing strong public backing for the measure, but received no sign of support.. Reuters - Published
As Congress returned from recess Monday, it appears House Democrats have a bigger appetite to start impeachment proceedings. Some believe President Trump committed more high crimes and misdemeanors.. CBS News - Published
Congress returns from its August recess to take up the gun debate and a fight over government spending. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with more on these major.. CBS News - Published
Congress is back on Capitol Hill today, and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are expected to vote soon on expanding their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News White House.. CBS News - Published
Congress is returning to Washington after August recess, and House Democrats are expected to vote on expanding their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle joined.. CBS News - Published
Shauna Saxton, a grandmother who looked the gunman in the eyes and escaped gunfire during the mass shooting in Texas last week in which seven people were murdered, says doing nothing in the wake of.. CBS News - Published
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
Saturday's shooting rampage in Midland and Odessa, Texas, is raising pressure on lawmakers to take action on gun control. New York Times congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg spoke to CBSN about.. CBS News - Published
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
In the wake of the Odessa mass shooting, President Trump said that legislation on gun control was being considered in Congress. However, the president has also backtracked from supporting background.. CBS News - Published