This 2014 Midterm Election result is sure to surprise no one. The GOP has re-secured control of the House of Representatives. Republicans now hold a majority of seats in the House and are on track to remain in control of the House as long as they hold onto incumbent seats they are projected to win. For the first time during President Obama's time in office, both the House and the Senate are slated to be controlled by the GOP, starting in 2015.
Republicans are well-known for being deadlocked against President Obama's policies. In fact, not a single Republican in the current House or Senate voted in favor of Obamacare. And current Speaker of the House John Boehner has threatened repeatedly to sue President Obama over healthcare.
The new Speaker of the House will be elected by a majority vote on the first day of the new Congress. The House Speaker is second in line to the presidency, behind the Vice President.
100 women now hold House seats, the largest number in American history(!!!).
So what does this mean to you? Republicans were expected to remain in control of the House, and regain the majority in the Senate. If President Obama has to finish out his last two years with a Republican Congress, we're likely to see legislation on immigration laws and a potential repeal of Obamacare's taxes on medical devices pass Obama's desk.
Now is the time to pay attention. A Sept. 2014 survey by Rasmussen Reports found that only a little over one third of Americans knew that Republicans controlled the House during the 113th Congress.