Good morning, blog readers about American politics. Believe it or not, we still don’t know which party will lead the House of Representatives for the next two years, but chances are it will be the Republicans. They are one seat away from taking back the majority in the chamber, and it’s possible that today’s vote count would end in one of the excellent races heading their way. We’ll let you know as soon as that happens. In the meantime, expect to hear even more than usual about it Donald Trump — last night he made his much-anticipated announcement of a new White House candidacy in 2024.
Here’s what else is happening today:
The Senate will vote to introduce a bill codifying the ability for same-sex couples to marry, in response to signals from the conservative-led Supreme Court that they could revisit their precedent for establishing the right.
Mike Pence will appear on a CNN event tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern time, where he’s bound to get questions about his fraught relationship with Trump and whether the former vice president plans to run for the White House in 2024.
George W. Bush was expected to interview Volodymyr Zelensky at 9 a.m. Eastern time, but the Ukrainian president’s participation is now tentative due to the Russian missile strike on the country on Tuesday.