United States Congress
Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States. It consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives. The House initiates impeachment cases, while the Senate decides impeachment cases.
About United States Congress in brief
Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States. It consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives, the latter defined by the Reapportionment Act of 1929. A Congress covers two years; the current one, the 116th Congress, began on January 3, 2019, and will end on January3, 2021. The Congress starts and ends on the third day of January of every odd-numbered year. The House initiates impeachment cases, while the Senate decides impeachment cases. A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required before an impeached person can be removed from office. The Senate ratifies treaties and approves presidential appointments while the House initiating revenue-raising bills. In recent times, the House has gained seats according to demographic changes recorded by the census and includes more women and minorities. While the different parts of the government continue to change, Congress is still important to the internal structure of government. It is essentially charged with reconciling our many points of view on the great public issues of the day. Congress is constantly changing and is constantly in flux, according to one analyst. The term Congress can also refer to a particular meeting of the legislature. It reflects our strengths in all our strengths, our ethnic, and racial diversity, our regional idiosyncrasies and our shadings of opinion on everything from war to war to the value of war over the values of the value over the war.
The current Congress is scheduled to meet in Washington, D. C. on January 4, 2019. The next Congress will meet on January 8, 2020, in New York City, New York, and Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020. It will meet again on January 16, 2021, in Washington. The last Congress met on January 20, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a meeting that lasted from January 20 to 28, 1921. The U.S. Congress was created in 1789, replacing in its legislative function the Congress of the Confederation. In practice since the 19th century, Congress members are typically affiliated with one of the two major parties, the Republican Party or the Democratic Party and only rarely with a third party or independents. Members in both chambers may stand for re-election an unlimited number of times. The members of Congress are elected for the two-year term of a congress representing the people of a single constituency, known as a district. Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators. Each senator is elected at-large in their state for a six-yearterm, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senators is up for election. Members of the Congress are referred to as senators; members of theHouse of Representatives are called representatives, congresswomen, or congressmen. One analyst argues that it is not a solely reactive institution but has played an active role in shaping government policy.