Sep 15, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Schumer warns Democrats they will lose House majority: report

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

The House will lose its Democratic majority in the midterms, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told fellow senators earlier this week, contradicting recent comments from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Punchbowl News reports.

Why it matters: The bearish warning come as Democrats had regained some hope of maintaining their majorities after a recent slate of good news for the Biden administration — including falling gas prices and a big legislative win.

  • And early Thursday morning, the White House announced a deal to avoid a major rail strike that would have put the economy on the brink.

Driving the news: Schumer privately told senators at a dinner near Capitol Hill that Pelosi is "in danger" and Democrats will lose their majority in the House after the midterms, per the outlet.

  • The dinner was attended by Sens. Chris Coons (Del.), Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Tom Carper (Del.), John Hickenlooper (Colo.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.).
  • Pelosi has predicted in recent days that Democrats would add to their House majority.
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