The 114th U.S. Congress, which meets on January 6, 2015, has the Republican Party controlling both houses, according to Bloomberg.com. This is the first time the Republican Party has had majority control since 2007.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will begin by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and considering different presidential nominees, reports Bloomberg.com. In addition, McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner are working together on national issues ranging from immigration reform to tax reform, explains USA Today. Furthermore, Republicans have taken aim at Democrats for failing to balance the budget when they controlled both houses. The Democratic Party controlled both houses in the 110th and 111th Congresses.