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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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U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic'

Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Congress

Trump slams Puerto Rico governor as 'terrible' [Video]Trump slams Puerto Rico governor as 'terrible'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Rico's governor as 'terrible' and blasted the U.S. territory's leaders, accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Trump defends supporters who chanted Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:41Published

Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers [Video]Targeted by Trump, Omar greeted with cheers

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was met by supporters at the airport when she returned to Minneapolis, and she vowed to continue to oppose President Donald Trump in the wake of his attacks on her which..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:56Published

Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump [Video]Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was greeted with cheers and support when she returned to Minnesota after days of inflammatory attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony [Video]Grieving father slams Boeing in Congress testimony

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. Now he's testifying in Congress. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published

Trump praises detention center conditions [Video]Trump praises detention center conditions

U.S. President Donald Trump praises conditions at border detention facilities after they have recently come under fire by Congressional Democrats. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Grieving father slams Boeing's 'wrongful conduct' in Congress [Video]Grieving father slams Boeing's 'wrongful conduct' in Congress

Toronto resident Paul Njoroge, who lost five members of his family in the 737 MAX Ethiopian Air crash in March, says Congress must act to hold Boeing accountable. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:36Published

Bitcoin Tumbles [Video]Bitcoin Tumbles

Bitcoin has plunged 16% after a bruising day in Congress for Facebook's digital coin, Libra. "Facebook has burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience," Sen...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US House votes to condemn Trump’s tweets against congresswomen [Video]US House votes to condemn Trump’s tweets against congresswomen

Members of Congress in the House of Representatives have voted to condemn controversial tweets published by President Donald Trump. There was widespread condemnation when the US President told four..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:31Published

Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress [Video]Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published

One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice [Video]One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. He's testifying in Congress this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Progressive Congress Members Sign Letter For Amazon Investigation [Video]Progressive Congress Members Sign Letter For Amazon Investigation

Amazon faced a Prime Day strike at a fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota. According to Gizmodo, now over a dozen progressive lawmakers are getting involved. These include Bernie Sanders,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'What's your ethnicity?': Kellyanne Conway to reporter [Video]'What's your ethnicity?': Kellyanne Conway to reporter

Kellyanne Conway, advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, challenged a reporter on Tuesday when asked where Trump would suggest four left-wing congresswomen "go back" to. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency [Video]A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

Facebook will be defending its new cryptocurrency Libra before Congress as more voices join the chorus of opposition. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Don't 'take the bait': Squad Dems decry Trump attacks [Video]Don't 'take the bait': Squad Dems decry Trump attacks

Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, two of the four left-wing lawmakers known as "the squad" in Congress who recently came under attack by President Donald Trump..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Tweets 'not at all' racist: Trump [Video]Tweets 'not at all' racist: Trump

President Trump on Monday denied that his tweets about four Democratic congresswomen were racist. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Barr calls on U.S. Barr calls on U.S. "body politic" to resist racial hatred

At an anti-Semitism summit in Washington, D.C. Monday, Attorney General William Barr told an audience he is concerned that "under the banner of identity politics, some political factions are seeking to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran [Video]27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran

The House passed an amendment that would bar President Donald Trump from taking military action against Iran. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California and Republican Rep...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes [Video]US Stocks Climbing As Traders Bet On Rate-cut Hopes

Stocks climbed on Friday as the growing prospect of a cut to US interest rates this month outweighed renewed tensions in the US-China trade war, an unexpected contraction in Singapore, and uninspiring..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US seeks a Congress-approved deal with Iran: Hook [Video]US seeks a Congress-approved deal with Iran: Hook

The United States may impose fresh sanctions on Iran, Hook also said, adding that Gulf Arab states could be more effective in confronting Iran if they were united.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Powell heads to Congress amid pressure to cut rates [Video]Powell heads to Congress amid pressure to cut rates

As Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell heads to his twice-yearly congressional update he's facing stiff pressure by the White House and financial markets to cut rates, even though the economy has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC [Video]Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC

Russian-born real estate developer Felix Sater, who worked on a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, appeared on Tuesday for testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Billionaire Steyer joins crowded 2020 presidential race [Video]Billionaire Steyer joins crowded 2020 presidential race

U.S. billionaire Tom Steyer says he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

 
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