On Tuesday, the new United States Congress, the bicameral legislature, will be formed, with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and a Democratic majority in the Senate.
The ceremonial session of Congress begins at noon on Tuesday, and then the House of Representatives holds its inaugural session in the afternoon. The first item on the agenda of the House of Representatives session is the election of the Speaker of the House, which takes place by oral single vote, and the candidate needs more than half of the votes for a successful election.
The right to nominate belongs to the majority of Republicans, who are their leaders Kevin McCarthy A representative from California has been nominated for this position, but his election does not promise to be easy, since some members of the representative group are opposed to his presidency. On Monday, Kevin McCarthy announced new concessions and guarantees to convince members of his party who objected to him. Members of the House of Representatives cannot take the oath until a speaker has been elected, and thus legislative work cannot begin either.
Over the past two years, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi He served as President, who was already Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2011.
The 118th Congress of the United States was elected by American citizens on November 8. Members of the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives, are elected for a two-year term, so it is fully renewed, while members of the Senate, the Senate, are elected for a term of 6 years, which is why elections are called for about a third of the Senate seats every two years.
In the House of Representatives of the 118th Congress, out of 435 congressional seats, 222 can be occupied by Republican politicians, 212 by Democrats, and one seat vacant after the representative-elect, a Democrat. Ronald McEchin A Virginia politician died in November.
In the 100-member Senate, the Republicans officially have more representatives, as they have 49 senators, while the Democrats have 48 senators. Meanwhile, the three senators officially registered as independents are politicians belonging to Democratic Party. in December Kirsten Cinema The Arizona Democratic senator has announced that he will run as an independent in the new Congress after he fell out with his party over certain issues and the decision-making process based on party logic in Washington, MTI wrote.
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