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The construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford officially began when the Navy signed a contract with a shipyard in Newport News,…

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In 1919, a Christmas tree was purchased for the U.S. Capitol Grounds. However, there are no…

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There are two types of holidays: Federal and National. The article will help you to explain…

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It is impossible to overturn impeachment even if the impeached state official calls for an appeal.…

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No individual can fire the Speaker of the House. The doctrine of separation of powers must be upheld.…

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Only nine members of Congress have full-time state-funded security. The members are the majority leaders of the upper…

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Senators are required to have a residence in their home states. Since they work in Washington D.C., they…

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The United States of America boasts 50 states and controls 16 territories. But these territories’ attachment to the United…

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Senators do not get Secret Service protection. Secret Service is reserved only for the president of the United…

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Senators take office on the 3rd of January at noon. There are no limits to the number of…

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The Constitution establishes the framework of federalism, specifically enumerating the powers of the national government and reserving all other powers to the states.
The Internal Revenue Service, commonly known as the IRS, is a federal agency of the United States Government responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax laws.