THE CONGRESS: The 76th

After ballots were all counted last week, the arithmetic of the new 76th Congress was as follows:

HOUSE SENATE Old New Old New Democrats 328 263 76 69 Republicans . . . . 88 169 15 23 Progressives . . . . 7 2 1 1 Farmer-Labor . . . 5 1 2 2 Independent . . . . — — 1 1 435 96

Subject to a half-dozen contests and recounts for House seats and one Senate seat (Indiana), this was the precise measure of national Republican resurgence. Not one of 103 incumbent Republicans...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!