Hyde-Smith Win Could Add GOP Seat to Senate Labor Panel (1)

Nov. 28, 2018, 5:29 PMUpdated: Nov. 28, 2018, 7:30 PM

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s (R-Miss.) runoff election win could mean an additional Republican seat on the next Senate labor committee, an official told Bloomberg Law.

Hyde-Smith’s Nov. 27 victory gives Republicans a 53-45 majority for the next session, with two independents—Sens. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Angus King (Maine)—caucusing with the Democrats. The win could also change the breakdown of members on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, a committee official told Bloomberg Law, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Both Democratic and Republican leadership will weigh in on the matter, the official said.

“This is decided after a discussion between ...

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