Political Question concerning historical majorities in Congress (Posted on 1/4/13 at 2:06 pm)
Maybe one of you political guru's can help me. We were talking politics today at work and the topic of the largest majorities by both parties in both the House & Senate came up. I couldn't find an answer. Anyone know?
re: Political Question concerning historical majorities in Congress (Posted on 1/4/13 at 2:25 pm to anc)
Also, Republicans have never had a supermajority in the senate. They have never had more than 55 senators (what the Dems have now), that happened three times, all in the last 20 years.
The 1957-48 Congress had 246 Republicans in the House, but the Dems controlled the House all the way until Newt's takeover in '95, and held that control until 2007. Dems gained back control for four years and now the Republicans are hanging on to the house for the second straight Congress.