Democrats take control of 50-50 Senate, with Harris presiding for first time

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Democrats take control of 50-50 Senate, with Harris presiding for first time



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  1. daerath says

    Start the clock. 2 years to produce tangible results. Don’t squander them and risk losing control.

  2. kukienboks says

    I enjoyed this little moment:

    VP Harris:

    > THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE SENATE TWO CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA, AND A CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT TO FILL THE VACANCY CREATED BY THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER SENATOR KAMALA D. HARRIS OF CALIFORNIA.

    (Laughter, applause)

    VP Harris:

    > YEAH, THAT WAS VERY WEIRD.

  3. AnthillOmbudsman says

    What happens if we lose a Democrat senator due to unforeseen circumstances (COVID, etc)? Does that mean Mitch McConnell gets the throne again?

  4. Attila_the_Nun says

    Harris will be busy for the next two years

  5. pabmendez says

    After 4 years of abuse by conservative politicians… We barely eak out 50… We have real problems

  6. clintCamp says

    Great thing executive orders are so meaningless, unlike the anti-corruption stuff the senate will now be voting on, since the turtle has been forced into his shell.

  7. AmishTechno says

    Voting rights act, pronto. It’s really the biggest issue for me. Then PR and DC statehood. Then do all the other stuff you can. Those 2 things alone, though, would help guarantee fairness and proportional representation, and only require a simple majority in both cases. Do it. Now.

  8. thewavefixation says

    good. get rid of the filibuster and get to work.

  9. FlaAirborne says

    So THIS is what he meant by Make America Great Again! Yeah.

  10. N7Greenfire says

    Unironic Yasss Queen!

  11. GraveyardKoi says

    Let’s hope they do some work with it

  12. Icharum says

    Pardon me if this is a dumb question but if the senate was always 50/50 without the option of a tiebreaker do you think it would encourage cooperation or would things just never get done?

  13. guitar_maniv says

    So I had a general question about the Senate, and my colleagues and I couldn’t find a lot on this. In a state like Georgia, where both Senate seats were up for election, how do they determine who runs against Loeffler and Perdue? Did Ossoff and Warnock flip a coin? Are Senate races determined by some weird district line (one half of the state vs the other half?) And we read that Ossoff is now the Senior Senator based on his name being higher in the alphabet opposed to Warnock, but shouldn’t Warnock be based on not only age, but margin of victory?

    I would r/AskReddit – but they currently aren’t letting US Politics run rampant in their sub haha

  14. kuya_plague_doctor says

    Cool. Start throwing people in jail so we can start “healing”

  15. Wilesch says

    We better get shit done with the house and senate

  16. heathers1 says

    And before anyone says anything I clearly recall pence gleefully breaking all manner of ties.

  17. -The_Gizmo says

    They better not let Moscow Mitch and his gang of traitors block everything again. Otherwise the Democrats will lose the midterms again.

  18. AGooDone says

    Is this because Angus King is counted as a Republican and Bernie Sanders is considered a Democrat?

  19. AutoHustler says

    I still can’t believe we fucking did it.

    But the fight is not over!!! We need to stay energetic and involved to keep the seats we have and gain more in the mid terms!!! Stay active everyone

  20. Gar758 says

    I know this might sound uneducated I feel like Trump hurt the reputation party and I am happy and glad about the changes.

  21. variouspiece says

    Next stop, DC and PR statehood, baby!

  22. HorowitzGroupie says

    Waiting for that marijuana bill to go through

  23. bumnut says

    When do they appoint a majority leader?

  24. PlagueEwok says

    “Mitch, I’m talking…”

  25. dougw03 says

    What dictates whether a senate bill requires a simple majority versus a supermajority? Are most bills simple or supermajority?

  26. wonteatfish says

    Day 1. Let the contrast begin.

  27. confused_moogle says

    This is interesting! It gives each and every senator’s vote an incredible amount of deciding power, is there any particular democrat senator to have an eye on? This has been the best result for the Dems but it’s knife-edge balance will still be a tricky legislative obstacle for the new administration…

  28. jimsh306 says

    Hope this time they get it done

  29. Sleenard says

    She gonna be dropping some Tie-breaking K-bombs

  30. Peteys93 says

    Thank you Georgia!

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