Franklin is where we are, and a recipient down the 'food chain' so to speak from the Federal level, to the State (actually Commonwealth in our case), to the local. While Congress is not a direct influence, there is plenty of indirect influence.
Hence it does matter for us to be aware of what happens there. Here are the two opening speeches of the newly elected House of Representatives. What they say, how they say it, and what they don't say, will effect us in ways we will find out as it happens.
House minority leader H Jefferies -> https://youtu.be/JLOAQjjKJbM
House majority leader K McCarthy -> https://youtu.be/pb_gA0009b4
For more about the US Congress visit their page -> https://www.congress.gov/