The United States Congress is the legislature of the federal government of the United States (where they make and pass laws).
It's made up of two parts: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Following the latest elections in November, different political parties have control of the two parts: Democrats have maintained control of the Senate and, whilst some seats are still to be confirmed, it looks like Republicans will control the House of Representatives.
Over to you!
This political split got us thinking…
What are the pros and cons in having a political split when making and passing laws?
And how can people with different perspectives work together?
Have a go at answering the questions below. Once you’ve answered, choose one other student to agree or disagree with and respond directly to their comment. Don’t forget to say why!