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Representative Kevin McCarthy is the House Majority Leader, as of December 2014. McCarthy is a member of the Republican party and is responsible for representing their interests on the House floor. He is assisted by the ... More »

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Elected by their respective parties in a closed-door session, the floor leaders for the U.S. House of Representatives include Kevin McCarthy as majority leader and Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader, as of 2015. Steve Sca... More »

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The house majority whip ensures that the legislative process is well organized. In the United States, the majority whip encourages majority party members to vote, they count the vote and they oversee the activities of de... More »

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Elected by their respective parties in a closed-door session, the floor leaders for the U.S. House of Representatives include Kevin McCarthy as majority leader and Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader, as of 2015. Steve Sca... More »

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A quorum exists when a majority of the members are present, which is 218 members in the House of Representatives provided no vacancies exist, and 51 members in the Senate, which has 100 representatives. The size of a quo... More »

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The most influential members of Congress include the Speaker of the House and the majority and minority leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Additionally, the heads of important committees, such a... More »

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives is responsible for assigning bills to a House committee. This is one of the early steps for a bill to become a law. More »

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