Dem House Vote Margin Falls To Only Two Votes
The Democrats House vote margin has fallen to only two votes.
This came after Rep Julia Letlow (R-LA) was sworn in.
Fox News reported:
House Democrats are barely holding onto their majority, with Rep.-elect Julia Letlow, R-La., set to be sworn in Wednesday morning.
Letlow will be joining the House in the seat originally won by her husband, Luke Letlow, who died in September from COVID-19 before he was supposed to be sworn in. Julia Letlow won a special election in March.
This gives Republicans 212 seats in the House, catching up to Democrats’ 218. Since tie votes fail in the House, that means Democrats cannot lose more than two votes from their party to pass legislation if the GOP fully opposes them.
That slim margin of error could prevent Democrats from passing more progressive bills that moderates in their party may not support.
The Democrats now can not afford to lose more than two votes if they want to pass any legislation.