Jesse Helms

Republicans hold the House and Senate, but will that end the Washington gridlock even with President Trump?

Republicans hold the House and Senate, but will that end the Washington gridlock even with President Trump?

Buoyed by the victory of Donald Trump, Republicans kept control of the House on Tuesday and hung on to their majority in the U.S. Senate, enshrining at least two years of single-party rule in Washington.

Democrats lost the chamber in 2014 and would have needed a net gain of five seats to retake the Senate with Trump in the White House.

They fell well short.

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