The 2018 mid-term elections will result in a number of changes, most notably, the House shift in control to Democrats for the first time in 8 years. This means new leadership for committees and a shift in priorities for federal programs. In the Senate, there are still races being tallied, but the outcome is clear: Republicans gained an even greater stronghold in that chamber. The increase in Senate seats will eliminate the need for decisive votes from Senators Collins and Murkowski to pass legislation that is unpopular with Democrats.
On Friday, November 9th, we discussed what the election means for the remainder of the 115th Congress—known as the lame duck—and what changes are expected on House Committees that are relevant to the community development and housing industry.