Why United States Congress and United States Senate are similar
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- Collectively, members of the House and Senate typically propose around 150 amendments during each two-year term of Congress.
- Congress would have two houses: the state-based Senate and the population-based House of Representatives.
- In December 2011, Politifact gave the History Channel's claim that the United States Congress stayed open on Christmas Day for most of its first 67 years of existence a "pants on fire" rating, the lowest of its ratings, noting that its own research showed that both the Senate and the House had only convened once in those 67 years on a Christmas Day and adding that, since there is a one-in-seven chance of Christmas falling on a Sunday (when Congress did not meet in order to attend church), the claim that they would have convened almost every Christmas is "ridiculous.” The claim had first been broadcast on the History Channel program Christmas Unwrapped – The History of Christmas before being subsequently picked up by the American Civil Liberties Union's website on the "Origins of Christmas" and by the Comedy Central series The Daily Show.
- Taylor testified before the Senate and House for the Ryan White Care Act in 1986, 1990, and 1992.
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