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Arizona Congressmen React To Thinning Democratic Majority In U.S. House

Raúl Grijalva
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Raúl Grijalva

Republicans narrowed the Democratic majority within the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2020 election.

While this thin Democratic majority could force compromise or deadlock during legislation, Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is not worried.    

“Democrats will still be in the majority. Legislation will emanate from the Democratic caucus. The budget priorities will be set by the Democratic caucus, and then we negotiate with the senate,” Grijalva said.

Arizona’s Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, however, believes the thinning majority will prove to be far more difficult for democrats to overcome.

“You’re gonna have to get it through the Senate. The administration is gonna have to get their picks through the Senate, and good luck,” Gosar said.

Two runoff races in Georgia in January will decide who controls the Senate.

Hunter Brownstein was an intern at KJZZ from 2020 to 2021.