Off to the Races

Forecast Calls for Legislative Paralysis in the Next Congress

Every midterm-election scenario suggests there will be a House-Senate split and/or narrow majorities in both chambers.

President Trump speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Sen. Bob Dole on Jan. 17. From left: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schemer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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