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GOP Retakes US House by Slim Margin in Washington Power Shift

  • Narrow edge delivers subpoena power, ability to block Biden
  • GOP agenda unlikely to advance with Democrats running Senate
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Republicans Win Control of US House With Slim Margin
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Republicans won a narrow House majority that gives them the power to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, yet their slim margin marked a letdown for a party that had counted on decisive election results as a springboard for the 2024 presidential race.

More than a week after Election Day, the party finally gained the minimum 218 seats needed to control the chamber, the Associated Press reported Wednesday night, when incumbent GOP Representative Mike Garcia defeated Democrat Christy Smith in California. Roughly a half-dozen races still remain undecided.