Posted by on November 18, 2010 in Blog
As expected, the midterm elections earlier this month yielded major gains for the Republican Party in both the House and Senate. Republicans won control of the House of Representatives with a net gain of 61 seats thus far, and Democrats barely retained control of the Senate.
On November 17, both the Republican and Democratic caucuses met to elect their leadership for the 112th Congress. With current Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker of the House and his Republican colleagues taking on committee chairmanships, there is little doubt that we will see a shift in policy priorities and actions in the next two years.
This report provides context for understanding the new Congress and what it can mean for Arab Americans and our concerns. We hope this information proves helpful as you engage policymakers on key foreign and domestic concerns during the 112th Congress.