Who controlled the house and senate during Obama administration?
2009-2010 the Democratas controlled both house and senate
2011 continuing the Republicans control the house and Democrats control the senate
During much of President Bush's administration, congress was controlled by Republicans. That changed, however, with the 110-111 congress (Jan-04,2007 - Dec-22,2010), at which time, both the house and the senate now had a majority of Democrats. But although Barack Obama had a Democratic congress for the first year and a half of his presidency (Jan 2009 to Nov 2010), that changed in the 2010 midterm elections. Ever since Jan-05, 2011, the 112th congress was divided…
President George W. Bush had a Republican-controlled congress for the first six years of his presidency. Then, the Democrats took control of congress in 2006, so when President Obama took office in 2008, he was working with a Democratic House and Senate. (It should be noted that this did not last; in the 2010 mid-term elections, the Republicans won control of the House, while the Democrats maintained control of the Senate.)