United States Congress

In 1868, this committee of representatives prosecuted President [[Andrew Johnson The United States Congress is the legislature of the federal government of the United States. It is bicameral, composed of a lower body, the House of Representatives, and an upper body, the Senate. It meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a governor's appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators and 435 representatives. The vice president of the United States has a vote in the Senate only when senators are evenly divided. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members.

The sitting of a Congress is for a two-year term, at present, beginning every other January. Elections are held every even-numbered year on Election Day. The members of the House of Representatives are elected for the two-year term of a Congress. The Reapportionment Act of 1929 establishes that there be 435 Representatives and the Uniform Congressional Redistricting Act requires that they be elected from single-member constituencies or ''districts''. It is also required that the Congressional districts be apportioned among states by population every ten years using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one Congressional representative. 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. Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators, so currently, there are 100 senators for the 50 states.

Article One of the United States Constitution requires that members of Congress must be at least 25 years old (House) or at least 30 years old (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. Members in both chambers may stand for re-election an unlimited number of times.

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 one of the two major parties, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, and only rarely with a third party or independents affiliated with no party. In the case of the latter, the lack of affiliation with a political party does not mean that such members are unable to caucus with members of the political parties. Members can also switch parties at any time, although this is quite uncommon. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1857
    New York : D. Appleton, 1857-1861.
    1 online resource (16 v.)
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    LLMC Digital
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    [Washington, D.C.] : [U.S. G.P.O.]
    Volumes ; 28 cm.
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    Published 1846
    Madison, W.T. : B. Brown, printer, 1846.
    1 online resource (8 pages)
    ...United States. Congress...
    LLMC Digital
    Online Resource
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    Published 1835
    Washington, D.C., 1835-1837]
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    Published 1891
    Washington, D.C., 1891-1893]
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    Published 1867
    Washington, D.C., 1867-1869]
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    Published 1971
    [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971-1972.
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    Published 1861
    Washington, D.C., 1861-1863]
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    Published 1859
    Washington, D.C., 1859-1861]
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    Published 1903
    Washington, D.C., 1903-1905]
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    Published 1791
    Washington, D.C., 1791-1793]
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    Published 1831
    Washington, D.C., 1831-1833]
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    Published 1869
    Washington, D.C., 1869-1871]
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    Published 1871
    Washington, D.C., 1871-1873]
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    Published 1789
    Washington, D.C., 1789-1791]
    1 online resource (2 microfilm reels.)
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    Center for Research Libraries
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    [California, MD : Congressional Information Service, 19--]
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    Published 1855
    Washington, D.C., 1855-1857]
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    Published 1841
    Washington, D.C., 1841-1843]
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    Published 1889
    Washington, D.C., 1889-1891]
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    Published 1970
    [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970-1971.
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