Republicans win majority in House of Representatives

The Republicans regained control of the US House of Representatives, but with a much narrower margin than they had expected.

The GOP secured the 218 seats required in the lower house of Congress to have a majority, reports Associated Press.

The narrow majority won by Republicans is a disappointment for the GOP, which for weeks had been anticipating a major victory that would allow it to return to the White House in the 2024 presidential elections.

Despite concerns over President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy and the prospect of the country tipping into a recession, voters delivered a mixed verdict in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

The two parties will have to live together. The Senate remained in the hands of the Democrats, while the majority in the House of Representatives swung to the side of the Republicans.

US President Joe Biden said a few days ago that he was ready to work with the Republicans if they have a majority in the House of Representatives.

However, the Democratic president stressed that he will not support any Republican proposal that would worsen inflation.

“I will not back down from the historic commitments we have made to address the climate crisis,” he added.

By winning a majority in the lower house, Republicans can set the agenda for the lower house of Congress for the next two years.

Several leaders of this party have recently expressed their intention to open investigations into several cases, including the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the migration policy of the Biden administration, the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic and the search by the FBI of Donald Trump’s property in California.

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