What the 2018 Midterm Outcomes Mean for the 116th Congress

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Once the 2018 midterm elections are in the rear-view mirror, the outlook for the 116th Congress’ legislative agenda is becoming clearer. If Democrats end up with the majority in the House but not the Senate, how will a divided Congress agree on legislative priorities to advance? If Republicans hold on to majorities in both chambers, will “tax cuts 2.0” remain a top priority in their legislative agenda? Join the Council as we dissect what the makeup of the new Congress means for the philanthropic sector’s public policy strategy moving forward.


  • Carroll Doherty, Director of Political Research, Pew Research Center
  • Hadar Susskind, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Council on Foundations