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"S.H.I.E.L.D. implodes and everyone wants answers. The CIA, NSA, NRO – them I can handle. But Congress? Congress is like kindergarten."
Maria Hill to Pepper Potts[src]

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.


Howard Stark's Congressional Hearing

"May I ask a question?"
"Not until you answer the question already before this committee."
"It's been so long, I don't even remember what it was."
Howard Stark and Webster[src]

Howard Stark is questioned

Three days of Congressional hearings were held when inventions of Howard Stark were stolen from his mansion in New York City in 1946. Stark was viewed as a traitor by the American public because his testimony was less than convincing to Senator Webster. Stark did not attend the third day of hearings and became a fugitive, bringing him to the attention of the Strategic Scientific Reserve.[1]

False Credits

"You play your cards right, son, you could get a Congressional honor out of the situation."
Walt Cooper to Jack Thompson[src]

Senator Walt Cooper went to the New York Bell Company Office to congratulate Jack Thompson for quelling Johann Fennhoff's Revenge Plot; he told the Strategic Scientific Reserve leader that he could get a Congressional medal for his work. Thompson took the credit though it was Peggy Carter who actually did most of the work.[2]

California Senate Race

"Here's the youngest member of the Arena Club, running for Senate unopposed. Who could have seen this coming?"
Vernon Masters[src]

In 1947, California Representative Anderson was in a Senate race against the businessman Calvin Chadwick, head of Isodyne Energy.[3] Days later, Anderson was forced by the Council of Nine to allow Chadwick to run unopposed.[4]

Tony Stark's Congressional Hearing

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts at his hearing

In 2010, Justin Hammer, James Rhodes, and Tony Stark were in a Congressional hearing as Senator Stern wanted the Iron Man Armors to become the property of the United States Armed Forces. Stark contended that the armors were his and private property; he spoke to the audience watching the hearing, saying that he was a one-man deterrent against war and should be thanked for his effort. Stark then showed film clips that proved that other countries were not advanced enough to duplicate his technology to use as a viable weapon. He displayed footage that Hammer Industries was not as advanced as it claimed, causing Hammer to lose his government contracts. Ivan Vanko watched these events since they were televised.[5]

HYDRA Uprising

Natasha Romanoff's hearing

"Members of Congress are calling for an investigative panel but it's still unclear who should be held accountable. Many of its leaders have vanished, leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. fractured and powerless."
WHiH World News Reporter[src]

In 2014, Natasha Romanoff was in a Congressional hearing when Congressman P. Wenham told her that she should be imprisoned for leaking information as she did during the devastating Battle at the Triskelion.[6] Later, the United States Congress interviewed Maria Hill and other agents after the implosion of S.H.I.E.L.D. When Hill was leaving a Senate hearing and discussing her feeling about it to Pepper Potts, Hill described how she would rather deal with the NRO to the annoying Congress.[7]

Sokovia Accords

In 2016, though the House of Representatives found the document too encompassing, in an extremely rare act of bipartisanship, the United States Senate voted 98 to 1 approving the passage of the Sokovia Accords.[8]

Anti-Weapon Campaign

To be added

The Tour in the Playground

Members of the Congress with Jeffrey Mace

"Well, luckily, the United States Congress is used to waiting around. Right, guys?"
Jeffrey Mace[src]

A group of Congressmen toured the Playground base with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new Director Jeffrey Mace and Phil Coulson. With the tour Mace wanted to impress the House Appropriations Committee to get more funds for S.H.I.E.L.D. from the U.S. Government and the United Nations. At the end of the tour, Agent Coulson took a picture of Mace with the group.[9]

Daisy Johnson's Hearings

To be added


United States Senate

Name Title Status
Joseph Weber Senator of California
David Schultz Senator of Georgia
Christian Ward Senator of Massachusetts Deceased
Gene Williams Senator of Minnesota
Walt Cooper Senator of New York Out of Office
Boynton Senator of New York Out of Office
Randolph Cherryh Senator of New York In Custody
Ellen Nadeer Senator of New York Deceased
Tracy Smith Senator of Oklahoma
Jessica Oppenheim Senator of Oregon
Stern Senator of Pennsylvania In Custody
Maria Nunez Senator of South Carolina
John Baumhauer Senator of Idaho Out of Office
Webster Senator Out of Office
Palmer Senator Out of Office
Brandt Senator Out of Office
Stan Ori Senator
Government Official Senator
L. Atwood Senator In Custody

United States House of Representatives

Name Title Status
Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House Out of Office
Anderson Representative Out of Office
P. Wenham Congressman In Office
Lockhart Congressman In Office


Appearances for United States Congress

In chronological order:


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