The US Senate, in which both Democrats and Republicans have 50 seats in the new composition, will be organized based on a fair distribution for the coming years, Democratic group leader Chuck Schumer and Republican group leader Mitch McConnell have agreed.
In 2001, when the ratio was already 50-50, a similar pact was made.
The Democrats will take over the senate committees’ presidencies and thus be in charge of the Senate’s meeting schedule.
However, both sides will supply the same number of members of the Senate committees, and insiders tell news channel CNN. The Senate itself has yet to agree to the plans. That’s expected after Schumer and McConnell present their agreement.
Schumer and McConnell also discussed the appointments of the ministers of the Biden administration. A Senate majority must approve them for an appointment. The two have agreed that the nomination process in the Senate will go smoothly.
After the meeting, a Schumer spokesman said that the group chairmen have also made progress on the impeachment proceedings against outgoing President Donald Trump.
Recently, the House of Representatives approved the indictment, which the Senate must now consider. The main focus is whether Trump can still run for president in the future.