Sentinel Call Notes November 12, 2018
Election Results—Although it’s disappointing that Republicans lost the House, it isn’t a surprise looking at past presidential midterms results. Here are some numbers to consider:
- 1994 – President Clinton: Republicans gained 54 House seats and 8 Senate seats.
- 2006 – President Bush: Democrats gained 31 House seats and 6 Senate seats.
- 2010 – President Obama: Republicans gained 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats.
- 2018 – President Trump: Democrats gained 32 House seats, but Republicans flipped three seats and will likely pick up a net gain of 2 Senate seats.
Furthermore, the incoming Democratic majority will face gridlock as Republicans continue to hold the majority in the Senate and the White House. It is also clear that the liberal left has fractured the traditional Democratic party into factions without a clear mandate.
Lame Duck Session—With Congress back in session, there are 18 legislative days left and there is plenty to do in this short time. Our number one priority is pushing Congress to include conservative immigration policy riders like border security and internal enforcement funding in the DHS appropriations bill. We are urging sentinels to continue calling their representatives and demanding they protect our borders.
Please take a few minutes to read our full list of “lame duck” priorities and call your Member today.
Thank you for your commitment to conservative values, and keep up the good work!
PS. Have a question? Shoot me an email at: J.Anderson@heritageaction.comor reach out to your local regional coordinator.