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The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, with the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national bicameral legislature of the United States.

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Bipartisan lawmakers propose $908 bln COVID-19 relief bill [Video]

Bipartisan lawmakers propose $908 bln COVID-19 relief bill

[NFA] A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, but it hasn't been..

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Trump in bid to exclude immigrants from census count [Video]

Trump in bid to exclude immigrants from census count

A case, which could shape the future of US politics by changing how many seats states have in the House of Representatives is being heard at the Supreme Court

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Birx worried about COVID spike after holiday [Video]

Birx worried about COVID spike after holiday

[NFA] The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday said she is increasingly concerned about a potential new spike in COVID-19 infections..

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Treasury pulls plug on some Fed lending programs [Video]

Treasury pulls plug on some Fed lending programs

House speaker Nancy Pelosi went after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday for his decision to end some Federal Reserve COVID-19 emergency lending programs, a move also criticized by many Fed..

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McCarthy defends Trump calling election officials [Video]

McCarthy defends Trump calling election officials

At his weekly news conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday was asked if it was appropriate for President Donald Trump to be calling election officials, as the AP reported he did in..

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Pelosi is re-elected as House Speaker [Video]

Pelosi is re-elected as House Speaker

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her job for another two years, despite the Nov. 3 elections in which the party lost seats to..

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Pelosi slams Facebook over election misinformation

U.S. House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that Facebook has been 'part of the problem' when it comes to election-related misinformation.

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AOC Delusional? [Video]

AOC Delusional?

The Democrats won back the White House. But, you wouldn't know that by the way Democratic leaders are acting. Leaders in the party are sniping and taking shots at each other over their humiliating..

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'It's not safe': States step in as COVID-19 surges [Video]

'It's not safe': States step in as COVID-19 surges

[NFA] State governors across the United States were more forceful in their warnings, telling residents it was not safe to go out, as COVID-19 infections soared to new records. Conway G. Gittens..

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Lawmakers set to vote on new rules limiting debate time in Florida House [Video]

Lawmakers set to vote on new rules limiting debate time in Florida House

Next week, Florida lawmakers could change the rules for approving bills in the House. The incoming speaker believes it’ll streamline the process, while critics worry it’ll eliminate meaningful..

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Wore A Gas Mask To Jeer At Dems. Now He Has COVID-19 [Video]

Rep. Matt Gaetz Wore A Gas Mask To Jeer At Dems. Now He Has COVID-19

An ardent supporter and ally of President Donald Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Gaetz was recently re-elected to his third term in the US House of..

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All 4 Members of ‘The Squad’ Win Re-election [Video]

All 4 Members of ‘The Squad’ Win Re-election

All four Democratic congresswomen belonging to “the Squad” have been successfully re-elected to the House of Representatives.

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Dems fall short of their goal of expanding House majority [Video]

Dems fall short of their goal of expanding House majority

[NFA] Democrats on Wednesday not only appear to have fallen way short of their goal of expanding their majority in the House of Representatives, but saw their majority shrink after Republicans..

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U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races [Video]

U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races

Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.

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Pelosi: We can say early 'we have held the House' [Video]

Pelosi: We can say early 'we have held the House'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would retain control of the House of Representatives as results came in from Tuesday's (November 3) election.

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US election: Pelosi announces Democrats hold the House [Video]

US election: Pelosi announces Democrats hold the House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she feels confident that Democrats are able tosay that they "have held" the House of Representatives. Pelosi said thebiggest issue for her is health care, which she said..

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U.S. sees some half-million COVID-19 cases in a week [Video]

U.S. sees some half-million COVID-19 cases in a week

Almost half a million people in the United States have contracted the coronavirus in the past week alone. Gloria Tso reports.

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Supreme Court allows Trump to end census early [Video]

Supreme Court allows Trump to end census early

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a lower-court ruling that had ordered the country's decennial population count be continued until Oct. 31. The Census Bureau said on Aug. 3 that it would wind..

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The president is seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from census calculations used to apportion House seats, electoral votes and federal funds.
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The House minority leader says Trump ‘will still be a player’ in the Republican Party.


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Alaskan Don Young Prevails Over Serious Challenge, Easily Winning a 25th Term

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A week after the election, many House and two Senate races are undecided.


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31 former GOP House members urge Donald Trump to accept Joe Biden election win

'Going forward it is our hope the nation will, regardless of party or persuasion, recognize that President-Elect Joe Biden has won this election.'
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New Mexico makes history in the 2020 election by electing all women of color to the House

It's the first state to elect all women of color to the U.S. House of Representatives: Deb Haaland, Yvette Herrell, and Teresa Leger Fernandez.
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Madison Cawthorn Becomes Youngest Member of Congress Since 1797

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The Majority Leader, The Perfect Score, The ascent of Alex Honnold

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Polls are closed in Georgia, which faces competitive House and Senate races.


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Pelosi 'certain' Dems will keep House majority

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