The 2018 midterms have resulted in the most diverse Congress ever. A record number of women were elected to seats. The first Native American women were elected, as well as the first Muslim women. The new diversity is not just demographic-based, however. Nine new members with STEM-related professions also won election this cycle.
This past Tuesday, Democrats were wholeheartedly expecting to sweep through the midterm elections, regaining control of both houses in Congress and proving to America that the rise of President Trump was a mistake of epic proportions. Yet, Democrats came up short in the Senate with Republicans increasing their majority.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the Democrats will be taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives after gaining more than 30 seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Two years of unified government control under the Republicans will be coming to an end in January.