Despite having a meager majority in the House of Representatives, President Joe Biden’s plan will be delayed for the next two years.
With Democrats still in control of the Senate, it represents a return to a split government.
Donald Trump, a former president, has declared his intention to run again.
The results of last week’s midterm elections, when Republicans had expected to regain control of both houses, fell short of predictions, helped to usher in a divided government in Washington.
Currently, media reports predict that the Republican party will take home 218 to 223 seats in the 435-seat House.
However, the party’s majority may not be certain for days or even weeks because results in cliffhanger races are still being counted.
On Tuesday, the Republican base chose Kevin McCarthy as their candidate to succeed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, and he rejoiced having “officially flipped” the chamber.
The California congressman posted on Wednesday night, “Americans are ready for a new direction, and House Republicans are ready to deliver.
The minority leader of the House’s Republicans must attempt to get support from 435 of the chamber’s members in order to become Speaker.
In addition to congratulating Mr. McCarthy, President Joe Biden promised to collaborate with Republicans in order to benefit Americans.
“As I said last week, the future is too promising to be trapped in political warfare,” the Democratic president added.
“The American people want us to get things done for them. They want us to focus on the issues that matter to them and on making their lives better.”
Republicans will be the dominant party and control important committees, giving them the authority to propose laws and look into Mr. Biden, his family, and his administration.
However, any measure supported by the Republicans in the House may very easily be defeated in the Senate, where the Democrats still hold the majority.
Republicans had believed that the comparatively low popularity of Mr. Biden, the persistence of inflation, and the redistricting of congressional districts by Republican-led state legislatures would announce resounding gains in the upcoming midterm elections.
Two party leaders, Mr. Trump and Mitch McConnell, who is the Senate minority leader, have received the majority of the blame for the results from last Tuesday.
In a ballroom at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, the former president formally declared on Tuesday night that he would make a third run for the White House in 2024.
Voters, he claimed, “not yet realised the full extent and gravity of the pain our nation is going through,” but they will over the course of the next two years as he foresees things getting worse.
Rick Scott of Florida, a fellow Republican, attempted to unseat Mitch McConnell as the Senate’s minority leader in Washington on Wednesday.
It had been 15 years since his lengthy leadership reign had faced a threat.
In the months leading up to the midterm elections, the two men frequently sparred, and Mr. Scott had declared himself “not pleased with the existing quo.”
On January 3, 2023, the new Congress will begin its session.