Democrats were trying hard to hold on to that seat to help guarantee them a a House majority.
Had the House majority brought up a clean tax bill last week, we would not even be here today.
A large House majority could help the new bill in the Senate.
Republicans have held the House majority for more than 230 days and here is their record:
Party leaders will do anything to regain a House majority.
Whether the new House majority has the courage for such a constructive step remains to be seen.
Americans have been waiting for more than a year for the House majority to put forward a plan to create jobs.
A list of House majority and minority leaders from 1899 to present are available below.
Now, even the House majority seems to have no power to do anything other than ask the Senate what it wants.
The budget bill may owe its House majority to fear.