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United States Congress: Legislature of the United States
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.

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Congress releases first list of candidates for Delhi assembly election, announces 54 names

The Congress on Saturday released the first list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi, declaring nominees for 54 seats.
DNA - Published

Congress and DMK bury the hatchet, decide to fix issues internally

After days of wrangling over seat allocation in local polls, the Congress and DMK on Saturday buried the hatchet and decided to address issues internally and avoid going public. Taking the initiative..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for United States Congress


Feeling in Senate is 'solemn, serious, profound': Schumer [Video]Feeling in Senate is 'solemn, serious, profound': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he saw senators on "both sides of the aisle" visibly "gulp" when they were sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts in the Trump impeachment..

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White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid: watchdog [Video]White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid: watchdog

The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Schiff reads articles of impeachment on Senate floor [Video]Schiff reads articles of impeachment on Senate floor

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff formally presented the articles of impeachment on the Senate floor Thursday, reading through the allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate [Video]Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the Trump impeachment articles at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday that were then formally delivered to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial [Video]House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: VOTE IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTING ON SENDING TRUMP IMPEACHMENT CHARGES TO SENATE FOR TRIAL, SOUNDBITE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER, KEVIN MCCARTHY,

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U.S. House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate for trial [Video]U.S. House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate for trial

Republican and Democratic lawmakers sparred on the House floor before voting on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third..

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McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days [Video]McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin in earnest next week after preliminary steps in the Senate in coming days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday...

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Warren vows to wipe out student loan debt [Video]Warren vows to wipe out student loan debt

Democrat Elizabeth Warren outlined on Tuesday how, if elected to the White House, she would on the first day of her presidency cancel federal student loan debt of up to $50,000 dollars by using the..

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Trump impeachment trial could start in days [Video]Trump impeachment trial could start in days

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, likely setting the start of Trump's trial for..

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Russian hackers targeted Burisma -cybersecurity firm [Video]Russian hackers targeted Burisma -cybersecurity firm

Russian hackers reportedly targeted a Ukrainian energy company that plays a central role in Donald Trump's impeachment. Jonah Green reports.

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Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks' [Video]Pompeo: Soleimani was plotting 'imminent attacks'

Responding to a question on why the American people should trust U.S. intelligence on the imminent threat posed by Qassem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said agency personnel do their 'best'..

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Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement [Video]Biden Gets Another Big Endorsement

On Monday, Freshman Rep. Colin Allred endorsed Joe Biden. Biden now has ten endorsement from a black member of Congress. This is his fifth endorsement from the Texas’ congressional delegation. “I..

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Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies [Video]Esper: 'I didn't see' specific Iranian threat to U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see a specific Iranian plot to attack American embassies in Baghdad or elsewhere before the administration decided to kill an Iranian..

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Pete Buttigieg Gets Endorsement By Iowa Congressman [Video]Pete Buttigieg Gets Endorsement By Iowa Congressman

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack. The endorsement came three weeks before the party’s nominating contest begins in Iowa...

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Impeachment 'papers' going to Senate: top House Dem [Video]Impeachment 'papers' going to Senate: top House Dem

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat after Nancy Pelosi, said the formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump will be going to the Senate after Pelosi confirmed..

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U.S. House Votes To Limit Trump's War Waging Ability [Video]U.S. House Votes To Limit Trump's War Waging Ability

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a resolution, reports Reuters. It is to rein in President Donald Trump’s ability to engage in military conflict against Iran. This comes days after..

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Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy [Video]Trump: Soleimani killed because Iran sought to 'blow up' embassy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he ordered the killing of Iran's top general because Iranians "were looking to blow up our embassy."

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Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders [Video]Trump administration is 'misleading us on Iran': Sanders

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday said that the Trump administration has not provided evidence to 'justify' the killing of the top Iranian commander and urged Congress to pass a bill that..

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Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis [Video]Sen. Lee slams Trump administration briefing on Iran crisis

Republican Senator Mike Lee said on Wednesday that a briefing from Trump administration officials on the killing of an Iranian commander in Iraq was “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least..

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'War is never the answer to saving more lives': Omar [Video]'War is never the answer to saving more lives': Omar

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress, cautioned against war in the aftermath of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander saying 'sending teenagers to die or return with life-long..

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'War is not the answer': Omar [Video]'War is not the answer': Omar

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress, cautioned against war in the aftermath of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander saying 'sending teenagers to die or return with life-long..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Mixed reaction from lawmakers after Iran briefing [Video]Mixed reaction from lawmakers after Iran briefing

Republican U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, after being briefed by senior administration officials on the killing of a top Iranian commander, said, 'it was time to take him out', but Democratic Rep...

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Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing Rahul Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

A "fifth-generation dynast" Rahul Gandhi has no chance in Indian politics against a "hard-working and self-made" Narendra Modi, and Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing the the Congress leader to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congressional endorsements roll in as Iowa caucus nears

Weeks before the Iowa caucuses, members of Congress delivered endorsements to Democratic presidential hopefuls hoping to parlay the support into momentum ahead of the first votes.
Reuters - Published

Minor league baseball teams are in jeopardy. Here's how Congress can save them.

Now that Major League Baseball may eviscerate more than 25% of minor league teams, Congress must search for ways to protect America's pastime.
USATODAY.com - Published

J&K administration releases 4 politicians from house arrest

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has released from house arrest four politicians – one each from the NC, PDP, PC and Congress -- after keeping them in detention for over five months following the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani associate, wants to testify against Trump to win leniency in his criminal case. Sound familiar?

Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has given Congress evidence that could play into Trump's impeachment trial.
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Lev Parnas' allegations about Trump's knowledge of Ukraine scheme has striking similarities to another fixer, Michael Cohen

Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has given Congress evidence that could play into Trump's impeachment trial.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by..
Reuters - Published

Trump to sign disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico - U.S. Congress representative

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a major disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico on Thursday, the island’s nonvoting representative to the U.S. Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez, wrote in a..
Reuters - Published

House presents articles of impeachment to Senate

Congress opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Thursday with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the well of the Senate for only the third impeachment trial in U.S. history...
USATODAY.com - Published

Pelosi says Trump administration broke law in withholding Ukraine aid

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

After Congress attack, Sena's Sanjay Raut retracts statement on Indira Gandhi visiting underworld don Karim Lala

Raut withdrew his remarks on Indira Gandhi, saying that "our friends from Congress need not feel hurt."
DNA - Published

Congress honors former Saints' player battling ALS

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can award to a civilian, at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. (Jan. 15)  
USATODAY.com - Published

BJP spent over Rs 1,200 cr on polls to Lok Sabha, four state assemblies last year

BJP spent over Rs 1,264 crore on general party propaganda during elections to the Lok Sabha and four state assemblies in April-May last year, a jump of 77% over the Rs 714 expenditure it had incurred..
IndiaTimes - Published

Quake-hit Puerto Rico to get $8.2 billion in delayed U.S. aid

Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in delayed disaster-aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the island's non-voting member of the U.S. Congress..
Reuters - Published

Trump impeachment: Was someone tracking the U.S. ambassador in Kiev?

A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate "profoundly alarming" messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: As Trump goes on trial, a fight over witnesses remains unresolved

President Donald Trump is expected to go on trial in the U.S. Senate next week on charges he abused his office and obstructed Congress, with one of the most contentious questions still unresolved -..
Reuters - Published

Who is Val Demings? Impeachment Manager Offers Law Enforcement Experience

Ms. Demings, a relatively junior member of Congress from Florida who had been a police chief, has become a respected questioner on both the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
NYTimes.com - Published

BJP received 1,450 crore through electoral bonds in 2018-19, Cong 383 crore: ADR

During the financial year 2018-19, out of the six national parties, only the BJP, the Congress and the Trinamool Congress "have declared receiving an income from contribution through electoral bonds, a..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP following path of Congress, says Mayawati

On her 64th birthday on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati slammed the BJP and Congress and said both have ignored people's welfare during their governments. "BJP like Congress has kept aside issues of..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP, Congress spar over whether DSP had link to Pulwama attack

Singh was posted in Pulwama and Congress’s allegations take into account his name figuring in claims regarding the 2001 Parliament attack and he was also in the frame during the recent visit of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Peru's top court says Vizcarra's closure of Congress was legal

In a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers was legal.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 14 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 14th: Pompeo fails to show for Congressional panel; Large blaze knocks out market in Haiti; St. Louis prosecutor files suit against city alleging racism; Harvey..
USATODAY.com - Published

House votes Wednesday to send impeachment articles to Senate

house votes wednesday to send impeachment articles to senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people told The..
WorldNews - Published

Ivanka Trump plans White House summit on human trafficking

ivanka trump plans white house summit on human trafficking
Read full article Michael Wilner January 14, 2020, 3:00 PM UTC The White House will host a summit on human trafficking at the end of January marking 20 years since Congress made it a federal crime,..
WorldNews - Published

White House contender Warren sees path to cancel student loan debt without Congress

Democrat Elizabeth Warren outlined on Tuesday how, if elected to the White House, she would on the first day of her presidency cancel federal student loan debt by using the Department of Education's..
Reuters - Published

Congress best at attacking India, protecting Pakistan: BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi should convene meeting of all parties on rising prices of essential commodities: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday hit out at the Modi government over rising prices of essential commodities and demanded that the Prime Minister "come forward" and convene a meeting of all parties.
IndiaTimes - Published

Take money from Congress but vote for me, says Asaduddin Owaisi

"People in Congress have a lot of money, take it from them. You'll be getting it due to me. Just vote for me. If they are giving you (money) then take it. Whatever they give, take it," AIMIM chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump Plans to Divert Additional $7.2 Billion From Military to Wall

The amount far exceeds what Congress allocated for border barriers this year as the president, with his eye on his re-election campaign, rushes to show major progress on a signature promise.
NYTimes.com - Published

CAA, NPR and NRC unconstitutional, says oppn; 'Pak must be happy,' counters BJP

The opposition parties, led by the Congress, passed a resolution against the amended Citizenship Act and National Population Register (NPR) on Monday, calling them part of an "unconstitutional package"..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump says Senate should simply dismiss impeachment case

trump says senate should simply dismiss impeachment case
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber..
WorldNews - Published

In McGahn Case, an Epic Constitutional Showdown

The Supreme Court has never definitively resolved whether Congress can sue the president.
NYTimes.com - Published

TMC, BSP, AAP to skip opposition meeting over CAA, NRC, JNU violence

A meeting of opposition parties led by Congress will be held on Monday afternoon to discuss the current political situation in the country.
DNA - Published

Amit Shah challenges Rahul, Mamata to find one provision in CAA that can take away any Indian's citizenship

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to "find out the provision in the Citizenship Amendment Act" which can take the..
IndiaTimes - Published

The resolution to limit Trump's war powers is nothing but an empty political gesture

A war powers resolution won't stop Trump from doing anything he would do anyway in Iran. It's just a signal that Congress doesn't trust Trump.
USATODAY.com - Published

Doug Collins Apologizes for Claiming Democrats Are ‘In Love With Terrorists’

Mr. Collins walked backed his statement made Wednesday amid a fiery debate over Congress’s role in matters of war and peace.
NYTimes.com - Published

It may hit us too but need a new party to pip BJP: Assam ex-CM Tarun Gogoi of Congress


IndiaTimes - Published

Priyanka meets anti-CAA activists in Varanasi, says govt acting against Constitution

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday visited Prime Minister's constituency to meet anti-CAA activists, continuing her campaign in Uttar Pradesh against the amended citizenship law and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Probe into JNU violence case 'shoddy'; sack Delhi police chief, JNU VC: Congress

Accusing the Delhi Police of conducting a "shoddy" investigation into the JNU violence case, the Congress on Friday alleged that it was clearly influenced by the government, the home minister and the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP, Congress choose sides as Chhapaak and Tanhaji battle it out at box office

NSUI activists and BJP workers distributed free tickets in Bhopal. Earlier, Twitter users linked with the BJP called for boycott of Deepika Padukone's Chapaak and urged them to to watch Ajay Devgn's..
DNA - Published

Trump says Soleimani's death was 'American justice'

trump says soleimani's death was 'american justice'
Trump's remarks on Thursday careened from mockery of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, to a suggestion that he should have won the Nobel..
WorldNews - Published

Delhi elections 2020: Why fate of AAP, BJP hinges on Congress performance

The fate of both ruling AAP and main opposition BJP in Delhi hinges on the performance of Congress and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the February 8 Delhi assembly election, counting for..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP hits out at Congress for ‘sexist remarks’ on FM


IndiaTimes - Published

House votes to restrain Trump's Iran actions

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. (Jan. 9)  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

BJP income doubles to Rs 2,410 crore, Congress' up 4.5 times to Rs 918 crore

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) total income for the year 2018-19 was over Rs 2,410 crore, a rise of 134% over its Rs 1,027 crore income shown in 2017-18. Congress has declared an income of Rs 918..
IndiaTimes - Published

Frederick Richmond, Disgraced Brooklyn Congressman, Dies at 96

One of the wealthiest House members and a champion of liberal causes as a civic leader, he was forced to quit Congress in 1982 in a corruption scandal.
NYTimes.com - Published

Congress's politics about dynasty, ours based on hard work: BJP hits back at Kamal Nath over remarks on PM

Hitting back at Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath for his swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Thursday said its politics was based on hard work and talent while..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP hits back at Congress for Nirmala jibe

Hitting back at the Congress for its dig at finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her absence from a pre-budget meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Thursday accused the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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