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Connecticut’s congressional delegation will remain all blue next year after Democrats in the state swept last week’s elections. But with an incoming divided government — Democrats holding the Senate majority and the GOP regaining control of the House — the influence of lawmakers in the state will shift as their party loses some of its governing power.
Despite its small delegation of five House members and two senators, Connecticut has had some major sway in Congress, especially over the past two years. Its senators played critical roles in some legislative battles that yielded significant compromise bills, such as with gun safety reforms. And in the House, one member leads a powerful committee while the rest chair various subcommittees.