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  United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
House seats are apportioned among the states by population.
The Vice President of the United States is ex officio the President of the Senate; he or she has no vote except in the case of a tie.
The speech is modeled on the Speech from the Throne given by the British monarch, and is mandated by the Constitution of the United States.
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 Congress - MSN Encarta
Congress is composed of two chambers with equal powers: the 100-member Senate and the 435-member House of Representatives.
Congress has the authority to declare war and provide funding for soldiers and weapons, but the president serves as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Congress has declared war on five occasions: the War of 1812 against Britain (1812-1815), the Mexican War (1846-1848), the Spanish-American War (1898), World War I (1914-1918; U.S. involvement 1917-1918), and World War II (1939-1945; U.S. involvement 1941-1945).
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 Congress of the United States - Search View - MSN Encarta
Congress of the United States, legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.
Congress has no general legislative power such as is enjoyed by the British Parliament, and to a lesser degree by the legislatures of the American states; it has only such functions and authority as are expressly conferred on it by the Constitution or are implied in the Constitution.
Differences between the two houses of Congress over legislation, usually in the form of amendments made by one house to bills initiated by the other, are generally reconciled in conference committees consisting of managers appointed by the presiding officers of the two houses.
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 Congress of the United States - ninemsn Encarta
Congress of the United States - ninemsn Encarta
Congress of the United States, legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.
Congress has no general legislative power such as is enjoyed by the British Parliament, and to a lesser degree by the legislatures of the American states; it has only such functions and authority as are expressly conferred on it by the Constitution or are implied in the Constitution.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
The Congress of the United States, the nation's lawmaking body, is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Congress also has the responsibility to determine that public policies are being administered by the government in accordance with the law and as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Although members of the House are required only to be inhabitants of their states, and not necessarily residents of the districts from which they are elected, in fact, local residency has become an unwritten, or customary, requirement for success at the polls.
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 Congress of the United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Congress is composed of two houses—the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Senate is presided over by the vice president of the United States, who has no part in its deliberations and may vote only in case of a tie; in his absence his duties are assumed by a president pro tempore, elected by the Senate.
States that are entitled only to one (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming, by the 1990 census) have a representative at large, i.e., one elected by the whole state.
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 United States Congress at AllExperts
Congress meets in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The term, "Congress" may also refer to a particular meeting of the Congress, reckoned according to the terms of Representatives.
The Vice President of the United States is ex officio the President of the Senate; he or she has no vote except in the case of a tie.
The speech is modeled on the Speech from the Throne given by the British monarch, and is mandated by the Constitution of the United States.
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 United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a final rule notice in the Federal Register to revise the rules of practice in patent cases relating to continuing applications and requests for continued examination practices, and for the examination of claims in patent applications.
On October 31, 2007, the United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Virginia issued a Preliminary Injunction enjoining the USPTO from implementing the changes in the Claims and Continuations Final Rule.
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 USA States . com - US states Portal
During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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 The Avalon Project : Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States, December 29,1846   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States, December 29,1846
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of Texas shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one, of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever.
And be it further resolved, That until the representatives in Congress shall be apportioned according to an actual enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, the state of Texas shall be entitled to choose two representatives.
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 Bambooweb: United States Congress
The first Congress under the current Constitution started its term in Federal Hall in New York City on March 4, 1789 and their first action was to declare that the new Constitution of the United States was in effect.
The powers originally delegated to the Congress by the original version of the Constitution were supplemented by the post-Civil War amendments to the Constitution (Amendments 13, 14, and 15, each of which authorizes the Congress to enforce its provisions by appropriate legislation), and by the 16th Amendment, which authorizes an income tax.
Congress is thus a collegial and not a hierarchical body.
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 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal - Overview of the United States Congress
The United States Congress is bicameral, that is, having two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The first Congress started its term in New York City on March 4, 1789 and their first action was to declare that the new Constitution of the United States was in effect.
If a Senator dies or resigns during the term, the governor of the state must call a special election unless the state legislature has authorized the governor to appoint a successor until the next election, at which time a successor is elected for the balance of the term.
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 Congress of the United States - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES [Congress of the United States] the legislative branch of the federal government, instituted (1789) by Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which prescribes its membership and defines its powers.
States that are entitled only to one (currently Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming) have a representative at large, i.e., one elected by the whole state.
Letter from the President of the United States to the Congress of the United States.
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 ipedia.com: United States Congress Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first Congress under the current Constitution started its term in Federal Hall in New York City on March 4, 1789 and their first action was to declare that the new Constitution of the United States was in effect.
The powers originally delegated to the Congress by the original version of the Constitution were supplemented by the post-Civil War amendmentss to the Constitution (Amendments 13, 14, and 15, each of which authorizes the Congress to enforce its provisions by appropriate legislation), and by the 16th Amendment, which authorizes an income tax.
Congress is thus a collegial and not a hierarchical body.
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 5th United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the United States national legislature, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
It met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1799, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President John Adams.
The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the First Census of the United States in 1790.
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 Learn more about United States Congress in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
of Congress on Jan. 28, 2003 in the House chamber.
During the American Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress of the United States was named the Continental Congress.
The first Congress under the current Constitution started its term in New York City on March 4, 1789 and their first action was to declare that the new Constitution of the United States was in effect.
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 Century of Lawmaking: The Making of the US Constitution
Congress resolved, unanimously, that the Report, with the letter accompanying it, be transmitted to the several Legislatures, in order to be submitted to a Convention of Delegates chosen in each State by the People thereof.
The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.
The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.
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 United States Congress - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Congress of the United States is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government.
The Congress of the United States derives from First Continental Congress, a meeting of representatives of twelve of Great Britain's seventeen North American colonies, in the autumn of 1774.
Women could not vote or be elected in most of the United States until the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.
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 Congress of the United States | Scholastic.com
The Congress of the United States, the nation's lawmaking body, is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Moreover, because Congress is intended to represent the nation's citizens, its members are expected to provide assistance and services to their constituents —; the people back home in their states and districts.
Congress placed unusual limitations on the conduct of foreign relations in 1973 when it passed the War Powers Act, restricting the president's authority to commit U.S. troops abroad.
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 United States Congress - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Congress is the legislative branch of the United States government, sometimes called simply the legislature.
Congress is a bicameral legislature, meaning that it has two components: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
This arrangement was introduced to satisfy the concerns of the states — each state has two (and always two) Senators, while the House of Representatives is filled according to the population of each state.
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The Continental Congress was a body of representatives appointed by the legislatures of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789.
They had met as the representatives of separate colonies that were in a state of virtual rebellion against a powerful government which had declared its intention to bring them into submission by force of arms.
The Articles reserved to each state “it’s sovereignty, freedom, and independence” and established a government in which Americans were citizens of their own states first and then of the United States second.
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 The Congress of the United States Surrenders
And, finally, they learned that here and there in the Congress were men who stood up like mountain peaks, as unswerving in their devotion to the principle of selfgovernment as they were intelligent in their understanding of it.
A speech in the form of an address to Congress was later made by the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association at a great public meeting, and adopted by the convention, and a deputation of suffragists from each State handed a printed copy to their Senators and Representatives.
This was the spirit and these the events of the world while in the United States the wilful thirty-three, as the press quite generally designated that bi-partisan minority of the Sixty-fifth Congress, refused to budge.
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 United States Congress (Harpers.org)
Congress passed an official secrets act that criminalized the disclosure of any “properly classified” government secrets, including revelations of illegal acts by criminals who happen to be government officials.
Congress was working to cut "gold plated" items from the administration's request for the reconstruction of Iraq; among the items at issue were 40 new $50,000 garbage trucks and $9 million for a new postal zone system.
Congress approved a major Medicare bill that permits the elderly to buy prescription drug coverage; few citizens were able to understand the plan, though the health-care industry appeared to be well pleased by it.
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