The meeting of the Billion Dollar Congress took place from March 4, 1889, to March 4, 1891. It was a nickname given to the 51st Congress. More »

In a gesture to extend the olive branch, the United States, led by President John F. Kennedy, proposed a plan to supplement Latin America with billions of dollars in reparations. According to, the plan spanne... More » World View Social Sciences Economics

The figure 1 billion dollars is typically abbreviated as $1B. When written out in long form, 1 billion dollars is $1,000,000,000, which is equal to 1,000 million dollars. More »

Congress is made up of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Encyclopedia Brittanica notes that the House is the larger legislative body; its membership number is determined by the population of the st... More »

While senators are elected to serve terms of 6 years, members of the House of Representatives are elected to serve terms of only 2 years. There are no limits to how many terms to which members of Congress may be elected. More »

In Congress, a rider is an amendment made to a bill that does not have a strong association with the bill's content. Riders are often controversial in nature, with one example including a proposal designed to increase th... More »

Formal congressional sessions occur twice in any two-year inter-convening period; there is one session per year. During this time, Congress is obligated to conduct all of its legislative, judicial and executive duties, a... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government