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The Congress of the United States is a bicameral legislative arm of the federal government. The United States Congress consists of two houses: the House of Representative and the Senate. The United States Congress conveys in the Capitol Washington D.C. The senators and the representatives get into the Congress through direct election, though gubernatorial appointments may fill vacancies in the Senate. The United States Congress has 535voting members of the Senate consisting of 100 while the representatives make up for the remaining 435 members. The representatives serve a two-year term in their representation of people a district, which constitute of a single constituency. Each state has two senators who also serve on a two –year term. Other than the legislative power, the Congress has several other responsibilities and mandate of the people of United States.Most powers of the United States Congress are in Article I of the Constitution with most of the explicit powers demystified in the eighth section. However, constitutional amendments in the past have had additional powers granted to the Congress. One of the areas in which the Congress has authority and powers is national defense. The Congress has the elite power of declaring war, formulating rules for the military, maintaining and raising the armed forces.1However, the United States Congress has had to endure fierce attacks and criticisms on the way pit handles the national security docket for a very long. Many of the critics have questioned the inability and ineptitude acts of the Congress in addressing tough security related problems on

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