They are up 218-211 with six races still counting.

McCarthy was the overwhelming choice of the red team to become speaker, but that job is ultimately decided by a vote of all members, not just the GOP members. That would place McCarthy second in the line of Presidential succession

McConnell staved off a Scott challenge to retain his position as Senate minority leader. Schumer is safe in the majority job. The president pro tem of the senate, third in line to the Presidency, will probably not be Diane Feinstein, although she would be the choice if the Senate honored its tradition of picking the majority party’s senator who is longest in position. Senator Feinstein is 89 and noticibly fading. She would have been the first female to hold the job, but that honor will now likely go to Patty Murray of Washington.