The Republican Party controls the US House of Representatives in a divided Congress
As expected by the media on Wednesday, the Republicans managed to wrest a majority from the Democrats in the US House of Representatives, which will guarantee them a legislative basis – albeit a narrow majority – that will allow them to vote against the Senate in the next two days President Joe Biden’s work program to face years amid power-sharing in Congress.
The GOP’s narrow majority in the House of Representatives was far less than the party had hoped, and Republicans also failed to seize control of the Senate after a disappointing performance in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
NBC and CNN predicted Republicans would win as many as 218 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, which is the number needed to achieve a majority.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden congratulated Republican-Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on his party’s victory and expressed his willingness to “work with Republicans in the House to deliver results for working American families.”
Biden said last week’s election was “a strong rejection of election denial, political violence and intimidation” and showed “the strength and resilience of American democracy.”
After announcing the results of the projections, McCarthy tweeted, “Americans are ready for a new direction, and House Republicans are ready to make it happen.”
This news comes a day after former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidential election despite the ousting of many of the Republican candidates he supports.
And after McCarthy’s victory Tuesday in a secret ballot of his party’s MPs, led by the Republican majority, he is in a prime position to be elected Speaker of the House, replacing Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
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