民主党人将在周三担任沃诺克控制参议院, 奥索夫宣誓就职

民主党人将在周三担任沃诺克控制参议院, 奥索夫宣誓就职

民主党人 will regain control of the Senate on Wednesday afternoon.

Senate Democratic Leader 它的. 查克·舒默(Chuck Schumer) told reporters on Tuesday that Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock – who defeated GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5 参议院径流选举 – will likely be sworn in on Wednesday. Also taking the oath of office that afternoon will be Alex Padilla, who was appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to succeed 当选副总统卡马拉·哈里斯.

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Harris stepped down from her Senate seat on Monday, ahead of the 就职典礼总统当选人拜登 and Harris at the U.S. Capitol at noon ET on Wednesday.

President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, 的。, 星期五, 一月. 8, 2021, 宣布重要的管理职位. (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什)

President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, 的。, 星期五, 一月. 8, 2021, 宣布重要的管理职位. (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什)

Fox News confirmed that Harris will swear in the three senators a couple of hours after the inauguration.

The Wednesday swearing in of Ossoff and Warnock will come one day after the Georgia Secretary of State’s office officially certified their Senate election victories.

Once Ossoff, Warnock and Padilla take their oaths, the Senate will be split 50/50 between the Democrats and Republicans. But the Democrats will hold a razor-thin majority, as Harris – in the vice president’s constitutional role as president of the Senate – will hold the tie-breaking vote.

After six years as Senate majority leader, 它的. 米奇·麦康奈尔 will revert to minority leader on Wednesday, with Schumer taking over as majority leader.

Fox News has confirmed that Schumer and McConnell are meeting later Tuesday afternoon, as they work on a power-sharing agreement for the evenly split Senate. The negotiations will deal with how the Senate operates and how bills will advance with committees evenly split between the two parties.

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The last time the Senate was split 50/50 was for the first six months of 2001.

Asked about the power sharing negotiations, Schumer told reportersI’m talking to McConnell later. We’ll see what happens.

福克斯新闻’ Peter Doocy and Patrick Ward contributed to this report

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