CNA Staff, Nov 3, 2020 / 21:05 pm
Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives, NBC News and Bloomberg projected late Tuesday night. Democrats have pledged to push for federal funding of abortion if they retained control of the House after the 2020 election.
While Republicans have so far flipped one seat and could pick up additional seats in late returns, those results are not projected to be enough for Republicans to regain control of the House, leaving Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the presumptive favorite to return as Speaker in 2021.
Although Pelosi has said she will seek another term in the Speaker's chair, she is 80 years old and may face challenges for the speakership from the growing number of Democrats who say that Pelosi's views are more centrist than their policy agenda. Among those Democrats is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Pro-life Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellas (D-TX), one of the few remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress, handily won reelection in the Texas 28th Congressional district, but Democrats are expected to advance several pro-abortion policy initiatives in the next Congressional term, especially if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the presidency, and if the Democrats also gain control of the Senate.