United States CongressThe 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.
The members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms representing the people of a single constituency, known as a "district". Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative. Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators. Currently, there are 100 senators representing the 50 states. Each senator is elected at-large in their state for a six-year term, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election.
To be eligible for election, a candidate must be aged at least 25 (House) or 30 (Senate), have been a citizen of the United States for seven (House) or nine (Senate) years, and be an inhabitant of the state which they represent.
The Congress was created by the Constitution of the United States and first met in 1789, replacing in its legislative function the Congress of the Confederation. Although not legally mandated, in practice since the 19th century, Congress members are typically affiliated with the Republican Party or with the Democratic Party and only rarely with a third party or independents. Provided by Wikipedia
Memorial service held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States : together with remarks presented in eulogy of Sam Rayburn, late a Representative from Texas.
Published 1962“...United States. Congress...”
Memorial addresses on the life and character of Thomas A. Hendricks (vice-president of the United States) : delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Forty-ninth Congre...
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Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States : together with remarks presented in eulogy of Charles Augustus Boyle (late a Representative...
Published 1960“...United States. Congress...”
Memorial services held in the House of representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Morris Sheppard : late a senator from Texas /
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Memorial addresses delivered before the two houses of Congress on the life and character of Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley /
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Memorial addresses in the Congress of the United States and tributes in eulogy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy : late a president of the United States.
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Memorial addresses on the life and character of Cushman Kellogg Davis : (late a senator from Minnesota) delivered in the Senate and House of representatives, Fifty-sixth Congress,...
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Senate manual ; containing the standing rules and orders of the United States Senate, the Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation,...
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Trial of Andrew Johnson : president of the United States, before the Senate of the United States, on impeachment by the House of representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors /
by Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875.“...United States. Congress Senate....”
Tributes to Honorable Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States, to commemorate him for his years of service to the Nation, February 1, 1977 : delivered in the House of Repres...
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Tributes to Honorable William O. Douglas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, to commemorate the occasion of his retirement from the Supreme Court, November 12, 1975 /
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Acceptance of the statue of John Burke presented by the State of North Dakota. : Proceedings in the Congress and the Rotunda, United States Capitol, June 27, 1963.
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Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States : together with tributes presented on the occasion of his retirement announcement, in eulogy...
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