This has been a game-changing week for U.S. politics. On Tuesday night, Nov. 6, Americans across the country went to the polls to determine the make-up of the 116th Congress. When the dust settled, Democrats had picked up more than enough seats in the House of Representatives to claim a majority for the first time in eight years. Meanwhile, Republicans not only held on to what had been a slim majority in the Senate — they expanded their number of seats. In other words, we’re looking at a split Congress for the first time in four years.