WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNY News Now) — Congressman Joe Sempolinski says the Republican majority win in the U.S. House of Representatives is an important step to returning balance in Washington, D.C.

Sempolinski, who was elected to fill the remaining term left open by Congressman Tom Reed over the summer, discussed the change of power during his weekly conference call with reporters on Tuesday.

When we spoke to the Congressman just prior to the fall mid-term election, he hinted it could be a busy winter “lame duck” session for lawmakers if control shifted in the House.

“Republicans can stop bad policy from reaching the president’s desk. It is vital that we get back to sound policies that will help the American people. We must get the United States back on a path to prosperity and away from the current path of outrageous and unsustainable spending and destructive policy decisions,” said Sempolinski. “But also, because I am for aggressive transparency and accountability, I am encouraged that Republicans will be in charge of the investigatory apparatus in the House. Investigations into both Hunter Biden and Joe Biden are long overdue.”

There is only a month remaining in Sempolinski’s term, with Congressman-elect Nick Langworhty set to be sworn in to for New York’s 23rd Congressional Seat come January.