On January 3rd, the 118th Congress began its session. The House of Representatives will be controlled by the Republicans, who have 222 seats. The House Minority Leader will be Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), and the Speaker of the House will be Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23).

The Democrats will continue to control the Senate. The Democrats have 50 seats. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Angus King (I-ME) are Independents who caucus with the Democrats. The Republicans have 48 seats.

Committee assignments are expected in the coming days.

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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