If its first weeks were any indication, the 118th US Congress could be in store for a tumultuous period ahead, defined by divided government. Republicans will use their committees’ subpoena power to scrutinize everything from President Biden’s administration and family to law enforcement agencies. The GOP controlled House, combined with the Democrats’ narrow majority in the Senate, and a Democrat in the White House, resembles the dynamic a decade ago when divided government led to chaos and a lengthy government shutdown.


A discussion with former IOP Pritzker Fellow Laura Dove, former senior aide to Senator Mitch McConnell, and Washington Post senior congressional correspondent Paul Kane exploring what the new divided government means for President Joe Biden, both political parties and everyday Americans.