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When the House and the Senate Are Controlled by Different Parties, Who Wins?

The midterm elections set up a divided Congress, with a Democratic House and a Republican Senate. Here’s a quick civics lesson about what that means.

In Tuesday’s midterm elections, the Democrats took control of the House. Republicans hung onto the Senate, leaving the Congress split. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

By Julia Jacobs, Sarah Mervosh and Matt Stevens

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