GOP Holds Control of House and Senate

Republicans maintained their majorities in both chambers of the United States Congress in a significant election on Tuesday, November 8, in which Donald Trump became the President of the United States, according to

The night began with majority control of the Senate up for grabs, with 34 of 100 seats available, according to

The Democrats had only gained one seat in the Senate, with Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee Iraq war veteran, taking Republican Mark Kirk’s place in Illinois, according to

In California, Kamala Harris was elected the state’s first new Senator in 24 years, according to

In Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto retained for the Democrats, beating Republican Joe Heck to become the first Latina US Senator, according to

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who distanced himself from Mr Trump after previously endorsing him, won the re-election to the House of Representatives in Wisconsin, according to

“We are eager to work hand-in-hand with the new administration to advance an agenda to improve the lives of the American people,” Ryan told supporters.

North Carolina’s Senate was held by Republican Richard Burr, and Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, Republican, held off Russ Feingold even with the widespread expectations of a win for the Democrat, according to

In Arizona, Republican Senator and 2008 presidential nominee John McCain won his sixth term at the age of 80, suggesting it is his last one. In Florida, former Republican Presidential nominee Marco Rubio won the re-election, according to

Roy Blunt of Missouri also withstood a more-difficult-than-expected fight against Jason Kander, Missouri’s secretary of state, according to

In Pennsylvania, Patrick J. Toomey won after casting himself in a bipartisan light and “touting” his work with Democrats on gun control, according to

Democrats also failed to significantly dent Republican advantage in the House, with just five Republican incumbents losing, according to