November 17, 2022
Republicans have secured the 218 seats needed for a majority in the lower chamber of Congress a week after the midterm elections.
While the party’s margin in the House of Representatives is razor-thin, it is enough to stall President Joe Biden’s agenda for the next two years.
But Democrats will keep control of the Senate when the new Congress convenes in January.
The Republicans – who had hoped to win back control of both chambers – underperformed expectations in last week’s midterms.
But they won the seat they needed for their House majority on Wednesday when California’s 27th district went to incumbent Mike Garcia.