The New Paper

January 21, 2021

Democrats take majority control of the Senate

Democrats took majority control of the Senate yesterday, after three new members were sworn in by Vice President Harris (two from Georgia’s runoff elections and Harris’ replacement in California). The Democratic party now holds control over the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade.

More context: While Senators are split 50-50, Harris casts tie-breaking votes.

Extra: Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is now the Senate Majority Leader, giving him control over the Senate legislative schedule (more). He replaces Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
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