Accessed on 07 November 2018, 0511 UTC, Post #17924.
According to the Associated Press, the GOP has retained control over the U.S. Senate in the 2018 mid-term elections. AP analysts called the win after Texas Senator Ted Cruz defeated Beto O’Rouke.
The story is a bit different in the U.S. House, where Democrats have taken control following a wave of voter anger and disgust with the policies of President Trump. According to the Associated Press, the gains made by Democrats in the U.S. House will have a huge impact on Trump’s ability to push through his agenda:
“Trump would be left without congressional support to move his agenda forward under a Democratic House. The party has pledged to check the president’s power and start a slew of investigations on matters including his tax returns, Russian involvement in the 2016 election and actions by his administration.Democratic victories included the defeat of 11-term Texas Representative Pete Session, the chairman of the Rules Committee, by former professional football player Colin Allred in a Dallas-area district. In suburban Chicago, Republican Representative Peter Roskam, a key architect of the 2017 tax overhaul, was defeated by Democrat Sean Casten.”
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