Republicans Win Control of the House and Democrats Keep the Senate

It has been a week since the 2022 Midterm Elections and the votes are still being counted. The Republican party have won 218 House seats and will assume the majority in the 118th Congress. The Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate and are awaiting the December 6th Georgia run-off election. According to media reports, there will be several important changes to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate HELP Committee.


For example, it is being reported that Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will move from being the chair of Senate HELP Committee to become chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) will assume the leadership of Senate HELP. In the House of Representatives, the current ranking member, Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will not become chair of the House Education and Labor Committee in the new congress due to committee term limits. CGS staff will provide additional information about House and Senate leadership and Committee assignments as it becomes available.