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US Congress

The United States Congress is the two-chambered (or bicameral) legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives chosen by direct elections. The Congress convenes in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This category expounds the functions of US congress and its various facets.

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Who is the Speaker of the US House of Representatives?

Paul Ryan is the speaker in 2017
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How do you find a Congressional district by ZIP Code?

Go to the House of Representatives website and click on "Find Your Representative." ...
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What are three qualifications to be a senator?

You must be at least 30 years of age. You must have been a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years. You must be a resident of the state you are representing. ...
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What is the term length for US Senators?

The length of a term of office for members of the United States Senate is six years. There are no restrictions on the number of times a senator may be re-elected. ...
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Who are the current US senators from Pennsylvania?

For the 6-year term beginning in 2013: Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) - senior senator For the 6-year term beginning 2017: Pat Toomey (R-PA) - junior senator *For updated information, see the related US Senate link below. ...
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How long is a term in the US House of Representatives?

A term for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is two years. To retain their seats, members must run for re-election every two years. Elections for House members are held in November of every even-numbered year. There is no limit to the number of times a House member may be re-elected, and many representatives are re-elected year after year. The term of office for the US House of Representatives is two years; there are no term limits. Representatives may be elected...
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What are some pros of the committee system?

each committee can focus on the problem that they have experience with and its the most effeicent way:) ...
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Which political party controls the house of representatives currently?

The House of Representatives is currently controlled by the republicans.
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How are congressional investigations like trials?

You deliver sworn testimony and you can be cited, sanctioned, and imprisoned for lying under oath during your testimony. ...
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How many Senators are in the US Senate?

The US Senate has 100 senators. The breakdown for the 113th Congress is: 53 Democrats, 45 Republicans, and 2 Independents. ...
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Why was Bill Clinton impeached?

Clinton was impeached by The House Of Representatives, because of allegedly lying about a sexual encounter he had with a junior member of the White House staff. What really got him into trouble was lying about it under oath. He was acquitted of the charge by the Senate. For more information see related link - added below. ...
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Where does extreme poverty take place?

Extreme poverty takes place all over the world. It is not only found in the "third world," like in many countries of Africa and Asia where children can be seen openly starving in the streets and eating scraps. It also happens in all other points of the globe. Contrary to a popular misconception, poverty and hunger are not restricted to only the "undeveloped nations." There is extreme poverty in all parts of the world, even in North America and in the United States...
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What was the verdict of Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial?

On May 16, 1868, the Senate made three attempts to remove Johnson from office on charges of violating the Tenure of Office Act (among other things), but each time he was acquitted by a single vote (35-19). That one vote was cast by Senator Edmund Ross. He voted his conscience, but destroyed his political career in the process. He later stated that as he was about to vote he looked down into his own grave. Johnson completed his Presidential term and left...
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How many US Senators are there in Congress?

One hundred. Two from each of the 50 states.
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What is the Necessary and Proper Clause?

In short... Also known as the elastic, this gives Congress all the powers it needs to carry out its enumerated powers. More detail... Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution is known as the "Necessary and Proper Clause." It gives Congress the power to make all laws that are necessary and proper for carrying out the duties of the legislative branch. It is also known as the "elastic clause" because it stretches the power of Congress. this was in the McCulloch v....
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Briefly describe the four types of minor parties?

1. The four types of minor parties consist of the ideological parties, the single-issue parties, the economic protest parties and the splinter parties. Note: This answer can be further described in chapter 5 section 4 on page 132 under 'Minor Parties in The United States' of the California Prentice Hall Magruder's American Government book by William A. McClenaghan. ...
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How many Mormons are in the US congress?

16 Mormons. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) since 1993 Michael Crapo (R-Idaho) since 1999 Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) since 1977 Harry Reid (D-Nevada) since 1987 Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) since 1997 Representatives: Robert Bishop (R-Utah) since 2003 Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) since 1997 Christopher Cannon (R-Utah) since 1997 John Doolittle (R-California) since 1991 Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) since 2001 Dean Heller (R-Nevada) since 2007 Walter Herger (R-California) since 1987 James Matheson (D-Utah) since 2001 Howard McKeon (R-California) since 1993 Michael Simpson (R-Idaho) since 1999 Thomas Udall (D-New Mexico) since 1999...
Kevin Stringer asked in US Government, US Congress, Politics and Government

Who was Elijah Cummings?

Elijah Eugene Cummings was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives on behalf of Maryland's 7th District, serving from 1996 until his passing in 2019. He received his J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976, and in 1982 was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. During his 14 years as a state representative, Cummings served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and...
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How many US Senators does each state have?

Two. Each state has 2 senators in the US Senate, for a total of 100 senators. 49 of the 50 states have state senates, in which the number varies considerably. (see the related question) The number of members that each state has in the US House of Representatives is set according to the state's population, as shown in the US Census every ten years. Each state gets at least one. (see related question) ...
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Why are political party's important?

Political parties are large groups of individuals with common interests or opinions who form into a single coalition in order to elect slates of candidates who favor their viewpoint. They are important because, by banding together in a party, people have greater ability to influence the actions of government and make their voice heard during elections. Many people who are critical of the concept of political parties cite an increase in partisanship, a term that denotes the tendency of party members to support...
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Congress is a bicameral body consisting of?

If you are talking about the Congress of the United States, the two houses are the Senate and the House of Representatives. ...
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How many representatives does each state have in the US House of Representatives?

The total number of seats in the House of Representatives was fixed at 435 by the Reapportionment Act of 1929, creating one congressional district for each 674,000 residents (approximately). Each state is guaranteed at least one Representative, regardless of population. The remaining 385 seats are apportioned according to the individual states' populations as a percentage of the total US population, determined by the most recent census. This is in contravention of the US Constitution, but Congress enacted the fixed limit to reduce the...