December 14, 2017
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

US House stays in Republican control, Democrats retain Senate

The US House of Representatives was left pretty much unchanged by voters with control firmly in Republican hands, according to projections.

A contented House Speaker John Boehner told party faithful at an election night rally that he and fellow Republicans had "offered solutions and the American people want solutions and tonight they responded by renewing our House Republican majority."

While Boehner said he would work with "any willing partner," he warned political opponents that he would continue to battle against Democratic moves to raise taxes on the rich.

"With this vote the American people also made clear there's no mandate for raising tax rates," Boehner said.

Meanwhile, early projections indicated that Democrats held the majority in the US Senate.

Democrats picked up key Republican seats in Massachusetts and Indiana, helping them retain control of the Senate. The Republicans were projected to keep their majority in the House of Representatives.
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