Sen. Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff, Handing Democrats A 51-Seat Majority | HuffPost Latest News

Democratic control of the Senate was assured even before Warnock’s victory, but a 51-seat majority carries significant benefits for the party. Democrats will now have full control over the Senate’s committees, allowing them to move nominees and legislation at a quicker pace. In particular, the victory means Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will be able to move far more judicial nominees onto the federal bench.

Sen. Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff, Handing Democrats A 51-Seat Majority | HuffPost Latest News