Impact of 50-50 Senate Split and Committee Leadership Projections

Impact of 50-50 Senate Split and Committee Leadership Projections

Jan 08, 2021

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, January 8, 2021

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. 

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