Changes in Congress were to be expected but no one could have predicted the extent of the massive changes that shook the U.S. Tuesday. The 2010 elections resulted in the Republican Party gaining power in the House, winning nearly 60 seats earning a spot in history.

Current House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio will take over as Speaker of the House, removing current Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position. Democrats were able to hold the majority in the Senate and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to hold onto his seat amid a highly watched political race in Nevada that was a close call.  We now anxiously wait to see how leadership positions in the House will change and new committee assignments emerge when the 112th Congress begins in January 2011.

Sound Off! What do you think about the changes that will take place from this election. Do you think the beauty industry and its professionals will be affected? How? We want to here what you think!