THE 116TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
The One Hundred Sixteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., from January 3, 2019, to January 3, 2021, during the third and fourth years of Donald Trump’s current term as president.
In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Party won the majority in the House of Representatives and will have a preponderance of voting influence in selecting the next Speaker. In the Senate, the Republican Party increased its majority, giving the U.S. a split congress. In the U.S. House Democrats are in the majority holding 235 of the 435 seats and the Republicans are in the minority with 199 of the 435 seats. In the U.S. Senate The Republicans hold 53 of the 100 seats and are therefore in the majority, the Democrats hold 45 seats and are therefore in the minority and there are 2 Independents who normally caucus with the Democrats.
Republicans refuse to admit they got creamed in the midterms
The 2018 midterm vote: Divisions by race, gender, education