With this month’s congressional elections, political party power and leadership will shift in our nation’s legislative branch. The Republican Party might have gained more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to be in the majority, but several Democratic Party leaders announced last week they will no longer remain in power. This is one of the most intriguing, but overdue political transformations for our United States Congress.
Political party leadership matters in so many government institutions because they often shape but also lead — and kill — various policy proposals. So many Americans and the media tend to frame American politics as being in “red” or “blue” lenses, but it’s also about which lawmakers remain in so many leadership positions.