The Republican Party is poised to take control of both houses of Congress for the first time in more than half a century, the party’s official website announced on Friday.
The party is set to win the majority in both chambers of Congress in a special election next week, the website says, following the Republican landslide victory last November in the midterm elections.
The win was a historic one for the GOP, whose candidates won more seats in Congress than any other party in modern history.
It was also the party first win since 1994, when Republicans took control of the House.
Republicans are poised to gain control of Congress after winning back the House and the Senate.
The president and other Republicans have vowed to keep pushing their agenda despite losing control of Washington and the White House.
They also plan to pursue a sweeping tax overhaul with the goal of making it more palatable to the American public.
The Republicans are also expected to continue their push for health care reform, with a top GOP aide telling Fox News on Friday that the party plans to pass a bill within weeks.
The House passed the tax bill last week, but a procedural vote was delayed for days, giving the House an opportunity to make changes.
The House will then vote on the tax plan in a final vote on Tuesday.
A majority of Republicans in Congress voted against the bill.
Democrats, however, were able to block the bill with a filibuster-proof majority of 54 votes.
Democrats say the GOP tax plan will raise taxes on the middle class and the poor, which could lead to more cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.