The GOP’s minority in the House of Representatives gained two new lawmakers on Tuesday. After winning their special elections in California and Wisconsin, respectively, Reps. Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI) were sworn in by Speaker Pelosi.
The additions of Reps. Garcia and Tiffany leave the Democrats with a slimmer majority, with vacancies yet to fill.
House swears-in new mbrs GOP CA Rep Mike Garcia & GOP WI Rep Tom Tiffany. Hse now has 432 mbrs. 233 Democrats. 198 Republicans. One Libertarian: Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI).— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 19, 2020
3 vacancies. Former Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY), Duncan Hunter Jr (R-CA) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) who resigned
Both special election victories represent decisive wins for Republicans. Rep. Garcia’s win in particular is noteworthy, given that former Rep. Katie Hill just flipped the seat in 2018. These wins give the GOP a morale boost as Republicans seek to take the majority in the House back in November.
Join me in welcoming the two newest Republicans to the House of Representatives! Mike Garcia of California and Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin! https://t.co/gQBnbKWnBP— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 19, 2020
Join us in welcoming the newest members of the House Republican Conference: Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-25) and Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07)! pic.twitter.com/6YMCJsp12C— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) May 19, 2020