Red and blue wrecking balls In the new year, issues that allow legislators lots of room for negotiations will prove ideal, especially ones with broad public support. (Image: Shutterstock)

Leading up to the 2020 elections, many political experts and pundits predicted that Democrats would expand their majority in the House of Representatives and take control of the Senate. A presidential victory by former Vice President Joe Biden thus would have allowed Democrats to vigorously pursue the party’s legislative agenda.

Fast forward to a few weeks after the election. While there is a President-Elect Biden, there also will be a much smaller Democratic majority in the House, and the best the Democrats can hope for in the Senate is a 50-50 tie. Ironically enough, it is this closely divided Congress that may give Democrats the best chance of enacting two of their most important policy initiatives on the employment/labor front.

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