In addition, two Republicans with science backgrounds won House seats. The proportion of white men in the Republican caucus will rise, while the same group will diminish within the Democratic caucus. "The 14th and the 6th were supposed to be safe districts for Republicans", he adds.
Schumer reiterated on Wednesday that the $1.6 billion Congress allotted earlier this year is sufficient, but McCarthy is calling for $5 billion, and it's a sure bet House Republicans will use their final month in the majority to push for as much of that as they can.
Whoever wins out as minority leader will become the most visible face of opposition to the incoming Democratic majority.
The race wasn't without a fight. Porter's support for reinstating the deduction earned her the backing of the influential California and National Realtors Associations, which spent heavily on her behalf.
Republicans haven't had a woman in their leadership ranks in almost a decade, since Alaska Sen. Porter initially trailed her opponent, but the ballots counted after November 6 skewed toward her.
The US probably hasn't had a fair election in many years and this steal sounds the death knell of its democracy, since Trump seems strangely passive and can not or will not interfere.
Democrats re-elected their party leadership by acclamation during a closed-door meeting Wednesday. Dick Durbin of IL to continue in their positions for another term. Dick Durbin remains party whip, Washington Sen.
But McCarthy told "CBS This Morning" that he's focused on broadening the appeal of the Republican Party, not on hewing to conservative positions. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, is being forced out by term limits.
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Lawmakers elected to new positions include South Dakota Sen.
Republicans are poised to elect their first woman to leadership in nearly a decade. Luria attacked her opponent, Republican incumbent Scott Taylor, for past support of offshore drilling in the region.
Senate Democrats also maintained their basic leadership, with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY winning another term after limiting his party's losses last week.
Further, the Democratic "blue wave" led to the defeat of a number of potentially historic members of their caucus. Bill Nelson, and a recount is ongoing.
The results of the midterm elections reflect changes in voting patterns of key demographics since the 2016 presidential election. State law enforcement and elections officials have said no fraud complaints have been filed.
"I'm going to be speaker", Mrs. Pelosi said Wednesday. Seven Democrats with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and medicine are headed to the House of Representatives; one won in the Senate. The next minority leader will have to decide whether and when the GOP minority might work to find common ground with Democrats and could also come under increased scrutiny from the President as the administration itself goes under a microscope in the new Democratic-controlled House.
In the letter announcing his bid for minority leader, McCarthy wrote that House Republicans "need to lay the groundwork to regain the majority so that we can continue working alongside President Trump to fulfill our promise to fundamentally change Washington". "I have a job i was just elected to".
While McCarthy provides an affable face for the GOP, Jordan, the former OH wrestling champ and a Fox News regular, will be fighting Democrats' investigations into Trump's businesses and administration.
Trump, who is close to McCarthy but also friendly with Jordan, largely stayed on the sidelines in the intraparty House contest. But the California Republican, who is an ally of President Donald Trump, must fend off a challenge from conservative Jim Jordan of Ohio. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Freedom Caucus chairman, called it a "gentlemanly" debate.