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The Capitol, seat of the United States Congress, in footage from an alternate 1944.

The United States Congress was a branch of the United States of America government. Sanctioned by the United States Constitution, this body was responsible for the authorization of spending bills, among other things.

Davy Crockett was an ex-Congressman when he fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo. (DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt pressured Congress for the authorization of funds for aid to the British in its war with Adolf Hitler. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy, with the Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson and the Speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn (its highest-ranking member) seated behind him, gave a famous speech to Congress in which he declared his intention that the United States would place a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s; a photograph of Kennedy taken during the speech was scanned by the Talosians as they reviewed the library computer files on board USS Enterprise in 2254. (TOS: "The Cage" remastered)

In December 2000, Congress and the White House joined forces to seek budget deficit cuts. (VOY: "11:59")

Article I of the United States Constitution, which establishes the US Congress, can be clearly, if briefly, seen in TOS: "The Omega Glory".
Though only Crockett was explicitly mentioned as such, US Presidents Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (Bill Clinton's wife), NASA astronauts John Glenn and Harrison Schmitt, and holodeck joke subject Tip O'Neill (a longtime Speaker of the House – he actually took the place of Kennedy in the House of Representatives after the latter was elected to the Senate all served in the US Congress at some point in their lives; Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt (along with Truman, Johnson, Nixon and Bush) also served as Vice President of the United States, whose sole official duty is to preside over the Senate.

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