Welcome to 2chambers
If you're reading this, it means you've found your way to 2chambers -- The Washington Post's Congress blog. Welcome!
Coming on the heels of a historic wave election that led to the biggest partisan turnover in the House in more than six decades, the 112th Congress marks the return of a Republican majority in the lower chamber after four years of Democratic control.
It also marks the first time in eight years that each party controls a different chamber of Congress, with Democrats still holding the majority in the Senate -- meaning that divided government is the name of the game.
This blog will delve into the political and policy battles and deal-making that take place within each chamber as well as between them. We hope you'll consider us your guide to the key players and developments on the Hill, bringing you the latest news and insights from both ends of the Capitol.
We also hope you'll think of this space as a running conversation on what's happening in Congress. Your (respectful) comments and tips are always welcome -- send us an e-mail or leave a note in the comments section.
This blog is anchored by Felicia Sonmez but will also feature the talents of other reporters in the Post's Capitol Hill bureau, including Paul Kane, Shailagh Murray, Ben Pershing, Philip Rucker and David Fahrenthold.
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