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Formal meeting of the representatives of different nations, independent organizations (such as trade unions), or groups

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A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different countries, constituent states, organizations, trade unions, political parties or other groups. The term originated in Late Middle English to denote an encounter during battle, from the Latin congressus.


Congress members from border districts oppose wall funding

All nine members of Congress representing districts along the U.S.-Mexico border are opposed to funding President Trump's request for $5.7 billion for a border wall. CBSNews.com reporter Kate Smith..
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Peru lawmaker files last-ditch legal appeal over Congress closure

The head of Peru's dissolved Congress presented a legal appeal to the country's top court on Thursday seeking to suspend the closure of parliament on the grounds that President Martín Vizcarra had..
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Lawmakers navigate topic of impeachment inquiry at town halls

Members of Congress from both parties are voicing their opinions on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump at town halls in their home districts. For some Democrats in mostly Republican..
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Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as..
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Lawmakers head home after opening impeachment inquiry

Members of Congress are heading back to their home states for the first time since House Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News White House correspondent Paula..
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'Front-row seat to history': The monumental week that changed everything and sent Congress into chaos

From frantic journalists swarming lawmakers to a news cycle that wouldn't slow, members of Congress saw a week of consequence and chaos that made impeaching President Donald Trump a possible reality.
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Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress

Congress wants details of a whistle-blower complaint lodged with the intelligence agencies’ inspector general, but the director of national intelligence balked.
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Pelosi discusses meeting with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she called speaker "disrespectful"

"The congresswoman is a very gracious member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation about our districts and how we represent them," Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters after her meeting..
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Trump's comments, attacks on members of Congress of color signal racism is acceptable

In attacking four congresswomen of color by telling them to go back to where they came from, the president said it's OK to make it about race.
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5% of Congress Was Born Abroad. Those Members Show What It Means to Be American.

Twenty-nine members of Congress were born abroad, many on U.S. military bases, but more than a dozen are immigrants with at least one foreign-born parent.
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Democratic congresswomen denounce racist Trump attacks

The four freshmen members of Congress who were the target of President Trump's tweets telling them to "go back" to their countries held a press conference to respond to the president on Monday. Reps...
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Trump defends tweets and says if lawmakers have problem with U.S., "they should leave"

Unbowed by criticism of his racist tweets, President Trump told members of Congress: "If you hate our country... you can leave." Mr. Trump was responding to furor over his weekend tweets saying that..
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Members of congress tour child migrant facility

Members of congress vowed to shut down a Homestead, Florida facility being used to hold migrant minors separated from their families (July 2).  
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