US midterms: Republicans narrowly win back the House

Republicans secure the 218 seats needed for a majority, enough to stall President Biden’s agenda. …

A majority is a majority, however, and assuming Republicans can pull together to elect a speaker when the full chamber votes in January, they will reap the rewards of their midterm victory. House rules give the party in charge control over which legislation gets votes and which languishes in limbo. Republicans will also run all the House committees, with their sweeping oversight and subpoena powers.


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