U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy after the Midterm Elections

Author
Andrzej Dąbrowski
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the U.S. “midterm” elections, although the Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate. The Republicans’ defeat will weaken President Donald Trump, who will have to seek common ground with the Democrats, for example, on the budget. The Democrats will try to undermine Trump administration policy using the powers of Congressional oversight and by obstructing legislation sent to the House by the Republican majority in the Senate.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Government, Politics, Elections, Domestic politics, Donald Trump
Political Geography
North America, United States of America