The Federal Congress

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Federal Congress the assembly of representatives of the original States of the American Union, who met under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 till 1789.
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Usage

In literature:

The Federation has been active in seating union men in Congress.
"The Armies of Labor" by Samuel P. Orth
It held Congress, the Executive, and the vast federal patronage in its power.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
This power Congress is expressly forbidden by the Federal Constitution to exercise.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
What he should do is to write and urge his members of Congress to work for and vote for the federal migratory bird bill.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
The federation of Europe, like the unification of Germany, will never be brought about by congresses and amicable resolutions.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
Restraint upon such combinations as are injurious, and which are within Federal jurisdiction, should be promptly applied by the Congress.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
The Parliament sitting at Westminster becomes for the first time a Federal Congress.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
That Congress shall consent to it, and shall receive them into the federal Union.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Gerry, Elbridge, in the Federal Convention, 59, 60; in Congress, 80, 81.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
In the opinion of the Court, Justice Stone intimated that Congress could not validly confer such an immunity upon federal employees.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
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In news:

Republican Matthew A Doheny filed paperwork this morning with the Federal Election Commission to become a candidate for Congress.
Last weekend, Congress failed to pass legislation that would keep the Federal Aviation Administration running at full speed.
The steps taken in the past few days by Congress to give the federal government nearly $800 billion worth of increased power reminds me of a column I wrote last November.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that Democrats in Congress should use strong-arm tactics on Republicans to balance federal deficits and pull the nation from its economic malaise.
BALTIMORE, Maryland (ICIS)--Congress is not likely to complete work this year or next on a major overhaul of the principal federal regulations governing chemicals in commerce, a top industry official said on Monday.
The federal tax credit for wind-power producers will expire at the end of this year unless Congress extends it.
With the nation teetering on an economic "fiscal cliff," federal judges may soon force Congress to dedicate possibly millions of dollars to what some of those same judges must consider a worthy cause: their own salaries.
The debt ceiling is the federal government's legal borrowing limit as set by Congress.
The debate continues in Congress over whether California's high-speed rail system should get federal funding.
Congress is once again allowing shutdown politics to bring the federal government to the brink of closing.
Not reducing federal spending, even a little, seems to have become the top priority among President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress.
Last year Congress and Obama agreed to a $1.048 trillion cap on annual discretionary spending, which is slightly less than one-third of the federal budget.
Last year Congress and Obama agreed to a $1.048 trillion cap on annual descretionary spending, which is slightly less than one-third of the federal budget.
Last year, Congress and Obama agreed to a $1.048 trillion cap on annual discretionary spending, which is slightly less than one-third of the federal budget.
So why can't Congress just cut spending to put the federal budget on a more sustainable path.
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