On November 8, 2022, Americans headed to the polls for the United States’ 2022 midterm elections, with Democrats upsetting projections of a “Red Wave” and bucking historical trends to hew closely to the status quo. While the ultimate balance of power in Congress remains to be seen, Republicans appear likely to assume control of the House of Representatives by a very narrow margin—although there is still a slim possibility that Democrats retain control. On the Senate side, Democrats seem poised to hold their control of the chamber, although final results may remain obscured until December, when Republican Herschel Walker and Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock go head-to-head in a runoff election in Georgia.
Despite uncertainty surrounding the final elections results, Jenner & Block attorneys are closely monitoring a number of future developments that often escape headlines but are nonetheless critical to in-house counsel should they find themselves on the receiving end of a congressional inquiry.
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