On Jan. 20, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) will become majority leader of the United States Senate. The election of two Georgia Democrats, Sens. Raphael Warnock and John Osoff, has resulted in a 50-50 split in the Senate. Fifty senators will caucus with Democrats (48 Democrats and 2 Independents) and 50 will caucus with Republicans. The split gives Democrats control of the Senate for the first time in six years. Click here for the full alert, which includes:
- What Type of Power Do Democrats Have with a 50-50 Split?
- What Obstacles Will Democrats Face?
- Has a 50-50 Split Occurred Before?
Click here for projections on Senate committee leaderships for the 117th Congress.