Payam Javan: The GOP has secured the 218 seats necessary to take control of the House of Representatives. Republicans managed to flip seats in states like Arizona, New York, and Oregon while maintaining control of a number of core districts.
Republicans intend to act swiftly once the new Congress convenes. Their strategy calls for keeping an eye on the border situation, looking into the causes of COVID-19 and evaluating response to the pandemic.
Any legislation that comes before President Joe Biden can be vetoed, and the Senate’s continued Democratic majority makes it more difficult for House Republicans to pass legislation. Also, For most pieces of legislation, overriding a veto takes a two-thirds majority in each chamber, which is an unrealistic condition.