Previewing the 116th Congress
With less than one week until the November 2018 midterm election, the final countdown is on for control of the House and Senate in the 116th Congress. Most prognosticators believe Democrats will win control of the House from Republicans and that Republicans will keep control of the Senate. However, voter turnout will play a huge role in deciding who will be in control and, possibly more importantly, by what margin. The one certain thing about the November 2018 midterm election is that there will be a number of new faces in Washington, given the high number of retirements and Members of Congress running for other offices. Now is the time for businesses and other institutions to plan for the 116th Congress. This K&L Gates Policy Insight alert previews the upcoming midterm election, looks ahead to the post-election lame duck session in terms of leadership elections and the possible legislative agenda, and discusses what is ahead for some of the key issue areas Congress may focus on next year.
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