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the United States Congress

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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations, constituent states, independent organizations, or groups.

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The Congress meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment.

Direct election is a term describing a system of choosing political officeholders in which the voters directly cast ballots for the person, persons, or political party that they desire to see elected.

A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Members are usually affiliated to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party, and only rarely to a third party or as independents.

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Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators.

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The members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms representing the people of a single constituency, known as a "district".

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Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative.

The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which states: "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States... according to their respective Numbers....

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Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators.

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Currently, there are 100 senators representing the 50 states.

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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.

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