Washington, (EFE).- The Republican Party of the United States obtained the majority in the House of Representatives this Wednesday, after a vote that has lasted for more than a week since the elections of November 8.
According to projections by CNN and NBC television channels, the Republicans have already obtained 218 of the 435 seats, the minimum necessary to guarantee power in this chamber, while there are still 8 seats to be determined.
Democrats, for their part, currently have 210 seats and rack up a net loss of 11 seats from previous elections.
Victory in the House of Representatives will give conservatives the ability to significantly hamper President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, starting in January – when the new legislature begins – and for the next two years.
The House Speaker is currently held by Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and the Republican Party on Tuesday nominated current Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed him beginning in January.
The Progressives managed to secure control of the upper house in the midterm elections by winning enough seats to reach 50 senators out of a total of 100, a sufficient number because the decisive vote falls in the hands of the deputy. President, Kamala Harris.
From January therefore, the American Congress will be divided, with the Democrats at the head of the Senate – which plays a key role, for example, in the confirmation of government posts – and the Republicans at the head of the House of Representatives, which controls everything what relates to it. tax legislation and the budget.