The majority party of the House of Representatives in the United States is the Republican party, as of December 2014. The Republican Majority Leader is Representative Kevin McCarthy. More »

The House of Representatives is a part of the legislative branch of the United States government. As the U.S. constitution reads, the House drafts and passes federal law. As a matter on constitutional law, the number of ... More »

The Speaker of the House is the representative who presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is also the head of the majority political party in the House and after the Vice President is the next in line to... More »

A closed meeting of each party in the U.S. House of Representatives is called a party caucus or conference, during which representatives vote and debate policy and leadership decisions. The Democratic Party uses the term... 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 significant difference between United States Senate rules and House of Representatives rules is that the procedures in the Senate favor deliberation rather than quick action, while the House allows a numerical majority... More »

A quorum requires that there must be 51 senators present in order for the Senate to do business, while the House requires that the majority of the membership - or 218 representatives - are present. The number required fo... More »