Latest news videos for #congress – United States Congress | Haystack TV
appstore icon
Haystack TV
Official App
Free — Google Play

United States Congress

#congress
Source Star

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both representatives and senators are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Members are affiliated to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party, and only rarely to a third-party or as independents. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. 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 serves a six-year term, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election.

  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    29m
    • Martha McSally Tapped To Fill John McCain's Senate Seat
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Government shutdown threatens federal workers' holiday plans
    • ABC News
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Saudi Arabia Criticizes US Senate Resolution On Crown Prince
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Obamacare Ruling Sets The Stage For New Heath Care Battle in Congress
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    1h
    • Honduran Family Fleeing from Tear Gas at the Border, Now Allowed in U.S.
    • Veuer
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Clock Is Ticking Toward Government Shutdown
    • CBS 4 Miami
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Senate Votes To Blame Crown Prince For Khashoggi's Death
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Senate Has Votes to Allow Marijuana Banking, Sen. Gardner Says
    • Bloomberg
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Google CEO Defends Company's Privacy Practices Before House Lawmakers
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Trump Threatens To Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Rep. Marshall on Farm Bill, China Trade, Border Wall
    • Bloomberg
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Michael Cohen To Be Sentenced In New York Federal Court
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • North Carolina GOP wants candidate in Congress despite probe
    • WSOC 9 Charlotte
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Senate To Vote To End Military Support For Saudi-Coalition In Yemen
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Gov. Kasich on U.S. Debt, Elon Musk, 2020 Election
    • Bloomberg
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Senate To Release Report On Scope Of Russian Disinformation Campaign
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • U.S. Government Looks to Avoid a Shutdown
    • Cheddar
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Bill Overhauling How Congress Deals With Sexual Harassment Passes
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Congress Has Legalized Hemp. What Does That Mean For CBD?
    • Newsy
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Rep. Issa Says Border Wall May Be Worth a Partial Shutdown
    • Bloomberg