Voters across the nation head to the polls Nov. 8 for the 2022 midterm elections. All 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats, and 36 gubernatorial seats, as well as multiple important state and local races, are in play. Final results might take several days in certain states and even longer in states that require the winning candidate to receive greater than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff, such as Georgia.
Following the midterm elections, the House Democratic Caucus and the House Republican Conference will hold elections of their own to select party leadership for the 118th Congress. After leadership elections, the House majority party will name lawmakers to the powerful Steering and Policy Committee, which decides committee assignments for each conference member in the next Congress, committee ratios, and many chairmanships — especially notable if Republicans are in the majority in the House.
This Week in Congress
The House remains in a District Work Period through the Veterans Day holiday and is scheduled to return Monday, Nov. 14. The Senate also is expected to return Nov. 14.
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