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United States Congress: Legislature of the United States, Constitutional instution
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: 435 representatives and 100 senators. In addition, the House of Representatives currently 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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2 journalists beaten allegedly by Congress workers in Chhattisgarh [Video]

2 journalists beaten allegedly by Congress workers in Chhattisgarh

Two Journalists were beaten allegedly by Congress workers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker. One of the journalist said that he will go on hunger strike till action is taken against accused.

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Bihar Polls: 'Congress prepared to fight on all 243 seats' [Video]

Bihar Polls: 'Congress prepared to fight on all 243 seats'

Chairman of Congress Screening Committee for Bihar polls, Avinash Pande stated that the party is fully prepared to fight the elections on all 243 seats. "Congress is fully prepared to fight the..

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Dems to introduce bill setting term limits for Supreme Court justices [Video]

Dems to introduce bill setting term limits for Supreme Court justices

U.S. House Democrats will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over..

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Bihar polls: 'Mahagathbandhan' will get due share of seats, says Congress leader Akhilesh Singh [Video]

Bihar polls: 'Mahagathbandhan' will get due share of seats, says Congress leader Akhilesh Singh

Congress leader, Akhilesh Singh commented on seat sharing in grand alliance ahead of Assembly elections in Bihar. "Things are not okay on that side (NDA) also, considering Chirag Paswan's statement...

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Watch: Farmer groups hold ‘rail roko’ in Punjab; BJP & Congress trade charges [Video]

Watch: Farmer groups hold ‘rail roko’ in Punjab; BJP & Congress trade charges

Farmer groups in Punjab have started their three day long ‘rail roko’ agitation against the three agriculture bills. Farmers were seen gathering on railway tracks as part of their protests. Special..

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‘Netas, not farmers worried about agri bills’: Narendra Tomar’s jibe at oppn [Video]

‘Netas, not farmers worried about agri bills’: Narendra Tomar’s jibe at oppn

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has lashed out at the Congress and other opposition parties over the agri bills. Tomar said that Congress had mentioned these very points in their..

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Powell: Congress, Fed need to 'stay with' aid [Video]

Powell: Congress, Fed need to 'stay with' aid

In his second trip to Capitol Hill this week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers that assistance from the Fed and Congress are needed to bolster the economic recovery.

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Farm bills row: Congress workers hold tractor rally in Ludhiana [Video]

Farm bills row: Congress workers hold tractor rally in Ludhiana

Congress workers along with a group of farmers held a tractor rally at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on September 23. The protest was against the passing of new agriculture reform bills in the..

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Wall Street ends lower on stimulus fears [Video]

Wall Street ends lower on stimulus fears

Wall Street's main indexes closed lower on Monday as concerns about new lockdowns in Europe and possible delays in fresh stimulus from Congress raised fears the U.S. economy faces a longer road to..

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Farm bills: Congress, TMC think they are 'Badshahs', says Pralhad Joshi on ruckus in Rajya Sabha [Video]

Farm bills: Congress, TMC think they are 'Badshahs', says Pralhad Joshi on ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Pralhad Joshi lashed out at opposition for creating ruckus over passing of two crucial farm bills in Rajya Sabha. He accused them of murdering the democracy and..

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DMK, CPI(M), Congress to oppose new agri bills in Rajya Sabha [Video]

DMK, CPI(M), Congress to oppose new agri bills in Rajya Sabha

The opposition parties are going to oppose the new agriculture bills in Rajya Sabha today. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliamment (MP), TKS Elangovan said, "This bill is anti-farmer, we..

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Peru president survives Congress impeachment vote [Video]

Peru president survives Congress impeachment vote

Martin Vizcarra denied corruption and interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded to a friend.

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Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S...

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Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement [Video]

Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement

The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr..

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Explain how lockdown prevented 14 to 29 lakh Covid cases: Anand Sharma [Video]

Explain how lockdown prevented 14 to 29 lakh Covid cases: Anand Sharma

Congress leader Anand Sharma lashed out at the Modi government over the handling of the Covid crisis and raised several questions over Union Health’s minister Harsh Vardhan’s statement on the issue..

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JDU’s Harivansh re-elected RS Deputy Chairman: Watch what PM Modi said [Video]

JDU’s Harivansh re-elected RS Deputy Chairman: Watch what PM Modi said

JDU leader Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman for the second time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and several other leaders..

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Govt Vs opposition over scrapping question hour: Who said what in Lok Sabha [Video]

Govt Vs opposition over scrapping question hour: Who said what in Lok Sabha

A massive showdown was witnessed in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session over the government’s decision to scrap the question hour in view of the coronavirus crisis. The opposition..

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Appeals Court Permits House to Sue Over Trump’s Border Wall Spending

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Oct 28-Nov 7, India’s 1st polls under Covid shadow in Bihar

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White House chief of staff contradicts FBI director on voter fraud

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Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

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US War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way

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Farm Bills: Congress begins nationwide protest, Punjab farmers organise 3-day 'rail roko' agitation

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COVID vaccine tested, experts say no corners cut

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GOP senators' anti-Biden report repackages old claims

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Congress did what it said: Rahul Gandhi on Madhya Pradesh farm loan waiver

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Regrettable that President not according hearing to opposition parties: Congress

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George Biggs, a Tuskegee Airman recognized by Congress, dies at 95

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Lok Sabha passes three labour codes amid boycott by opposition

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Various opposition parties boycott Lok Sabha proceedings in solidarity with suspended Rajya Sabha members

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