Congress (N) – the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives,
implore (V) – beg, ask with urgency, urge, plead (formal)
squabbling (N) – small fighting within a group, petty quarreling; the children were constantly squabbling.
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