What to watch in US Congress in 2019
Devex | Fri, Jan 4, 2019
by Adva Saldinger
WASHINGTON — On Capitol Hill, the new year brings with it new leadership of key committees, a divided Congress, a few development-related bills likely to be considered, and a fair amount of uncertainty about what’s in store after a period of bipartisan cooperation on development issues.
While bipartisanship is likely to continue on some issues, the political environment will change as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. More oversight and investigation of the Trump administration in the House will potentially lead to a more contentious environment, where it will be harder to carve out space for issues where there is agreement, several development advocates told Devex.