The election keeps both the House and Senate under a Republican majority. There are a few changes to leadership on committees that oversee the sea services due to primary upsets.
Congress passed a Continuing Resolution which will fund the government at Fiscal Year 2016 levels through April. T A significant problem with Continuing Resolutions are that do not provide stable funding and since they fund at the level of the previous Fiscal Year, they do not allow departments and agencies to begin funding new programs unless it is specifically written into the CR.
We are currently awaiting a supplemental bill to finish the reaminder of Fiscal Year 2017 funding, and a President's Budget Request for funding for Fiscal Year 2018. Hearings about threats to our national seucrity, specific programs, and the state of our military are ongoing.