Video Clip: How the Equally Divided Senate will Function in the 117th Congress


James Wallner of the R Street Institute explained how Senate in the 117th Congress would function with an equal number of Senators caucusing for the Democrats and Republicans. He also previewed how the party leaders might work together to organize committee, confirm nominations and pass legislation.

6 minutes


  • Caucus
  • Confirmation
  • Legislative Filibuster
  • Nominations
  • Partisan
  • Senate
  • Senate Majority Leader
  • Senate Minority Leader
  • Simple Majority
  • Standing Committee
  • Unified Government
  • Vice President

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