Despite the Democratic takeover of the Senate and the House, Texas' Republican senators confidently say that the state will still get the federal money it needs.
The switch will occur when Congress convenes a new session next year.
Hutchison said -- quote -- "I'm not going to say it's going to be the same, but we've been in the minority before and I have been able to get major things through and we'll just have to work through it. I have a very good relationship with Democrats I work with. When there is something for Texas, there will be some natural alliances with other large states."
Cornyn acknowledged it's much easier to things done as a member of the majority but said that, at least in the Senate, the tighter margin requires more cooperation.