Republicans Take Control of US House, Setting Stage for Divided Government

Republicans have won the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, setting the stage for a divided government in the next two years as President Joe Biden’s Democrat Party holds control of the Senate.

According to data reported by Refinitiv after more than a week of ballot counting, the Republican Party has taken over the majority in the lower house after flipping 18 seats to gain 218 in the midterm election. The bluewave gained 211 seats in the House, while the remaining six have yet to be announced, that would not change the outcome.

The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, launch probes of his administration and family, in which Republicans could not do so before due to the lack of majority in the House.