The 2020 elections in November should have answered the question of who will be president and which party will control Congress. But with the many challenges to the results and the runoff election in Georgia, it has been uncertain.
Now we know. Joe Biden has been officially declared president-elect and will take office Jan. 20. The Democrats won the majority in the House of Representatives again on Nov. 3, and they also took a 50-50 tie in the Senate after the runoffs.
Georgia Elections and a Tie in the Senate
Democrat Control of Lawmaking
Democrats already had a controlling majority in the House of Representatives. Now they have the president and vice president. Since the vice president breaks any ties in the Senate, that means the Democrats basically control all three of the parts needed to make new laws. This means they can probably pass any law they want. At the moment, it looks like these laws may involve some form of the famous Green New Deal and more restrictions on gun ownership.