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As of Sunday 16 May, the Democrats' majority in the House of Representatives will rise to eight seats from seven at present once the resignation of Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) comes into effect.

  • The House will have 430 voting members (219 Democrats, 211 Republicans) with 5 vacancies: Florida's 20th district: Alcee Hastings (D, died), New Mexico's 1st: Deb Haaland (D, joined Biden cabinet), Ohio's 11th: Marcia Fudge (D, joined Biden cabinet), Ohio's 15th: Steve Stivers (R, resigned to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce) and Texas' 6th: Ron Wright (R, died).
    • Texas's 6th district will hold a run-off between two Republican candidates on 27 July, ensuring the seat stays in GOP hands.
    • Ohio's 10th will hold its special election on 2 November (seen as a safe Democrat hold).
    • New Mexico's first will hold its special election on 1 June, with Inside Elections deeming the seat 'solid Democrat', while Sabato's Crystal Ball rules it as 'likely Democrat'
    • Florida's 20th's special election will take place on 11 January 2022 after a primary on 2 November 2021. Inside Elections deem the seat 'solid Democrat', while Sabato's Crystal Ball rules it as 'safe Democrat'.
    • Ohio's 15th will hold a special election on 2 November. Cook Political Report and Inside Elections deem the seat 'solid Republican', while Sabato's Crystal Ball rules it as 'likely Republican'.