* Divided U.S. Congress seen capping growth, federal deficit
* U.S. to sell record $19 bln 30-year bond supply at 1 p.m.
* Traders await possible rate-hike clues from Federal Reserve
NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as elections for federal lawmakers split control of the U.S. Congress between the two major political parties, leaving investors to assess its impact on government spending and borrowing in the coming year. As expected, the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. Analysts expect political gridlock that would hamper passage of major fiscal measures. "Its going to be more difficult to pass legislations," said Gene Tannuzzo, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle in Minneapolis. U.S. legislators will face an ever growing federal deficit funded by more borrowing. The Treasury Department will complete its final leg of this week's $83 billion quarterly refunding with a record offering of $19 billion in 30-year bonds at 1 p.m. (1800 GMT). This series of debt sales is expected to bring an additional $28.7 billion to the federal coffers. Analysts projected solid demand for the 30-year issue following a strong showing for the record amount of 10-year notes sold on Tuesday. "The talk has been larger supply means higher yields, but we havent seen that," Tannuzzo said. "The long-end has held up quite well. In "when issue" activity, traders expect the 30-year bond supply to sell at a yield of 3.390 percent, which would be its highest yield at an auction since August 2011, Tradeweb data showed. On the open market, benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was down over 2 basis points at 3.189 percent. It traded as high as 3.250 percent earlier Wednesday, just a shade below a 7-1/2 year peak of 3.261 percent reached nearly a month ago. Borrowing costs for the government and private sector will likely head higher as the Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term interest rates and shrink its balance sheet more. Fed policymakers begin a two-day meeting on Wednesday. They are expected to leave the U.S. central bank's benchmark overnight lending rate unchanged in a range between 2.00 percent and 2.25 percent. The futures market implied they will raise rates for a fourth time in 2018 at their Dec. 18-19 policy meeting.
November 7 Wednesday 10:26AM New York / 1526 GMT Price
US T BONDS DEC8 137-31/32 17/32 10YR TNotes DEC8 118-32/256 4/32 Price Current Net Yield % Change
Three-month bills 2.31 2.3558 -0.010 Six-month bills 2.45 2.5152 -0.005 Two-year note 99-226/256 2.9362 0.004 Three-year note 99-160/256 3.0067 0.000 Five-year note 99-58/256 3.0435 -0.007 Seven-year note 99-64/256 3.1204 -0.017 10-year note 99-116/256 3.1893 -0.026 30-year bond 92-188/256 3.3893 -0.037 YIELD CURVE Last (bps) Net
10-year vs 2-year yield 24.80 -4.70 30-year vs 5-year yield 34.40 -4.25
DOLLAR SWAP SPREADS
Last (bps) Net
U.S. 2-year dollar swap 18.75 0.00
U.S. 3-year dollar swap 16.00 0.00
U.S. 5-year dollar swap 13.50 0.25
U.S. 10-year dollar swap 6.25 0.50
U.S. 30-year dollar swap -9.25 1.50
(Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by David Gregorio)