In a legislative body, a majority whip is a member of the dominant political party whose task it is to keep voting members in line with the party's goals and ideologies. expert Robert Longley explains that the ... More »

A safe district is a voting region in which the clear majority of voters are members of, or overwhelmingly favor a single political party. This makes incumbent representatives for those regions very difficult to beat in ... More »

Both the U.S. Senate and House elect majority and minority whips who are responsible for taking party member attendance and counting votes. Also known as assistant party leaders, whips occasionally stand in for party lea... More »

As of September 2015, members of the U.S. Senate for the 114th Congress include Mitch McConnell, Republican majority leader from Kentucky; John Cornyn, Republican majority whip from Texas; Harry Reid, Democratic minority... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

Bills come from members of Congress or their constituents, which is the general people living in the area that a member represents. The ideas for bills can be presented from the state legislature, the governor and indivi... More »

As of March 26, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives is controlled by a Republican majority. The Republicans control a total of 233 seats. More »

A majority party is the political group in a legislative body with the most voting members. For example, if 47 of the 100 Senators in the U.S. Senate are Republicans and 53 are Democrats, the Democrats are the majority p... More »