SAN ANTONIO — In a major upset for the GOP establishment, the party is now poised to take control of both houses of Congress.
That’s the biggest House victory in 50 years and puts the GOP in the driver’s seat in control of the U.S. Senate.
The House vote, which was held on Thursday, was a virtual tie.
The GOP won the majority, but it was not a majority it was in power.
The Democratic majority of 435 members in the 113th Congress had to break the tie because it lacked enough votes to override a presidential veto.
A vote for the Senate was needed to break a tie.
A Democratic majority would also have to pass a law to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the bill.
The bill, which would create a federal government funded health care program for low-income Americans, passed the House but not the Senate.
Democrats are not expected to bring the bill to Trump’s desk this year.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has indicated that the legislation is not going anywhere and will be debated and voted on again in the coming weeks.
He said the bill is not dead, despite some Republicans questioning whether it would pass the House.
Trump has threatened to veto the bill if it becomes law.
Trump tweeted on Thursday: “The bill is dead.
It can never pass.
This bill is a disgrace.
The American people will not accept a plan like this.”
Trump also tweeted Thursday that Ryan was “trying to get us into the dark ages” with his tax bill.
It is unclear if the House would override a veto threat from the president.
Ryan told reporters that the bill will get a vote next week.
Republicans in the House and Senate have not met to negotiate the bill since the last time the House passed it in 2018.
Republicans have a 60-vote majority in both chambers of Congress, but the Democrats have a 52-vote advantage.
The two chambers of congress are required to agree to a bill, known as reconciliation, which allows the House to pass legislation without having to get a two-thirds majority.
That means that, if the bill passes, it cannot be filibustered by the Senate because it does not require a twothirds vote to end debate.
If the Senate votes against the bill, then the House has the option of passing it.
It has so far not done so.
But Republicans want to get it passed as soon as possible.
The Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has said that the House bill will pass the Senate next week because the Democrats want it to.
“We will get it done, and I expect it to pass,” McConnell said Thursday, adding that it would be a “tremendous accomplishment” if it was passed.
Trump is expected to sign the bill into law by the end of the week.
Trump, who is expected in Washington Friday for a Cabinet meeting, has threatened in the past to veto a bill that does not include a provision that would eliminate the ACA, which requires Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.
He has called the ACA a “total disaster” that should be repealed.
He also has said he would veto a budget that does away with the ACA.
Republicans also want to end subsidies for the insurance companies that provide subsidies to people buying insurance on the ACA marketplaces, known colloquially as the exchanges.
The subsidies have helped many people buy coverage, but Democrats and some Republicans have objected to the idea that the subsidies be abolished.
The Trump administration has been pushing to keep the subsidies in place through the end-of-the-year budget reconciliation process, which Republicans are using to pass bills.
Democrats in the Senate have said they will try to prevent the government from going bankrupt and repeal the subsidies if the budget resolution does not get the votes to pass.
Democrats say the subsidies are a major subsidy to millions of people and help keep insurance premiums affordable for many people.