Democrats take control of the U.S. House, Republicans take U.S. Senate

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK -

The midterm elections have finally ended, and things are switching up.

Republicans had complete control on Capitol Hill for the last two years

Right now, the Democrats are projected to take control of the House.

This after winning key states like Pennsylvania and Virginia. It’s the first time the party would control the house in eight years.

While the Republican Party is projected to continue control in the Senate, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling the outcome, "a new day in America."

"In stark contrast to the GOP Congress, the Democratic Congress will be led with transparency and openness so that the public can see what's happening and how it effects them,” says Pelosi. “And that they can weigh in with the members of Congress and the President of the United States. We will have accountability and strive for bipartisanship."

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."