While the Republicans may have lost control of the House, they still have a majority in the United States Senate.
However, before the next session of Congress gets started in January, that means new Republican leadership. While it’s likely that McConnell will remain the Senate Majority Leader, other positions are changing.
On Wednesday, Indiana’s senior Senator Todd Young was elected as the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Young, who replaces Colorado’s Cory Gardner, will be charged with helping those Republicans looking to get get elected and re-elected to the United States Senate.
I’m grateful that my colleagues have elected me to serve as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization charged with supporting Republican Senators and Senate candidates nationwide. pic.twitter.com/2amznLyFCk
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) November 14, 2018
Elected to the Senate in 2016, Young was a three-term member of U.S. House of Representatives from from 2011-2017.
Young wasn’t the only change in Republican leadership on Wednesday. South Dakota Sen. John Thune was selected as the Republican Majority Whip in the Senate, replace Texas Sen. John Cornyn.