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Republicans win U.S. House majority, paving the way for a divided government

Republicans win U.S. House majority, setting stage for divided government

Republicans won a majority in the US House of Representatives, paving the way for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party controlled the Senate.

Victory gives Republicans the power to delay or deny Biden’s agenda, as well as launch potentially politically damaging investigations into his administration and family.

The final vote by call on Wednesday, Nov. 16 after more than a week of ballot counting, with media projections showing Republicans had won the 218 seats they needed to control the House.

Current House Party Leader Kevin McCarthy may have a tough road ahead as he will need his caucus to hold critical votes together, including government and military funding at a time when the Former President Donald Trump has launched another race for the White House. .

“Americans are ready for new leadership, and House Republicans are ready to deliver,” McCarthy said on Twitter.

The loss takes away some of Biden’s power in Washington, but on Wednesday he praised McCarthy and said he would work across the aisle to get results.

“The American people want us to do things for them,” Biden said in a statement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that Democrats “will continue to play a leading role in supporting President Biden’s agenda — with strong leverage over a slim Republican majority.”

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