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|‹ 1986 1990 ›|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 1988|
|435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 218 needed for majority|
|November 8, 1988|
|Majority party||Minority party|
|Leader||Bob Michel||Jim Wright|
|Last election||177 seats||258 seats|
Speaker before election
The House Elections of 1988 were elections for the United states House of Representatives held on November 8, 1988 and coinciding with the landslide third-term reelection of Ronald Reagan. As the result of a massive 83-seat swing, Republicans gained a majority in the House for the first time in 34 years. They also gained control of the Senate, marking the first time in 34 years that Republicans controlled both houses of Congress. This soldified their status as a majority party.