US election 2016: Why is Congress so important?

US election 2016: Why is Congress so important?

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When Americans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect their new president they’ll also be voting for members of Congress.

At the moment the Senate has 44 Democrats, 54 Republicans and two independents, while the House of Representatives has 188 Democrats and 247 Republicans.

But that could change on election day, and whatever the result, control of America’s legislative body will be essential.

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington DC on why the congressional election is important.

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