How Congressional Oversight May Shift In 2022 And Beyond

By Aaron Cutler and Ari Fridman (January 6, 2022, 4:07 PM EST) -- In what has become a truism of U.S. politics over decades, a first-term president's political party typically does not fare well in the midterm elections.

With President Joe Biden's approval ratings at a nadir, his domestic agenda stuck, inflation rising, and Democrats clinging to extremely narrow majorities in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, the 2022 midterm elections are likely to result in a political realignment.

If the generic ballot proves accurate, there is a very high likelihood that Republicans will secure a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives. There is also a realistic chance that Republicans...

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