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The Majority Leader serves as the work horse of the party. They schedule bills, and round up votes on behalf of the party's position on legislation.The Minority Leader is the leader of the minority party.

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To have a majority government or be the majority leader means one party has more than half of the seats in congress e.g. Dems-55% of seats Repubs-35% of seats 3rd Party-15% of seats so the Democrats have majority government/are the majority leaders. Minority government happens when no party has more than half of the seats e.g. Dems-30% of seats Repubs-45% of seats 3rd Party-25% of seats so the Republicans are the minority leader because they have the most seats, there is a minority government because no one has more than 50% of the seats.

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The Majority and minority leaders are the spokesperson for their respective group. One person to speak for them all and to organize the group.

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In congress the majority and minority leaders are assisted by?

The Whips


What is the structure of congress?

House Leadership: Majority Party Speaker of the House Majority Leader Assistant Majority Leader Majority Whip Minority Party Minority Leader Assistant Minority Leader Minority Whip Senate Leadership President of the Senate is the Vice President of U.S. President Pro Tempore--Senator of the Majority Party with Seniority Majority Leadership Senate Majority Leader Assistant Senate Majority Leader Senate Majority Whip Minority Leadership Senate Minority Leader Assistant Senate Minority Leader Senate Minority Whip


What are the leadership roles of the house of representatives?

There are several leadership roles within the U.S. House of Representatives. The leaders in the House are the Speaker of the House, the Majority and Minority Leaders, the majority and minority whips and chief deputy whips, the Assistant Minority Leader, the Party Conference Chairs, and finally the leaders over various party and standing committees.


How much do the majority and minority leaders in both the Senate and the House make What about the Pres. Pro-Tempore And the majority and minority whips for both chambers of Congress?

They make a large amount each year totaling over $200,000 a year. The President makes over $400,000 each year and they will continue making money after they are done serving.


Who assisted by party whips?

The party whips assist the party floor leaders during voting, maintain communication between party leadership and members, and count votes on important legislation.

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In congress the majority and minority leaders are assisted by?

The Whips


What are majority leader and minority leader?

majority leaders: have majority support in his/her country. minority: have minority support.


What are assistants to majority and minority leaders called?

The assistants to the party leader in a house of Congress is called the "whip." They organize and monitor the activities of the party members, usually at the direction of the Party Leader.


What are powers the president has to get congress to do what he wants?

This all depends on the Congress and the President. If the president's party has the majority in Congress, he generally works with the majority leaders to get his agenda through Congress. If the president's party is the minority party in Congress, he uses two tools: obstructionism from the minority leadership (the filibuster, and loading up bills with things the majority hates in an attempt to get them tabled), and the veto.


Who are the six Illinois Executive Officers?

The President of the Senate, Majority and Minority Leaders and Assistant Majority and Minority Leaders, Majority and Minority Whips, and Majority and Minority Caucus Chairs.


What are the leaders and there assistants in congress called?

Along party lines, the Senate has the Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Minority Leader who represent the majority and minority party in the Senate respectively. Each of these Leaders has assistants called Whips. The House of Representatives has the Speaker of the House who is elected by that majority party. The second in command is the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. There is also the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. Both of these people have Majority Whips and Minority Whips as their assistants, respectively.


Who assists minority and majority leaders?

whips


What do majority or minority leaders make for a salary?

99,000


What are the titles of the two floors leaders of each house of congress?

The title for the two floor members are: senate majority leader and senate minority leader


Who are the current Senate majority and minority leaders?

harry reid


What is the structure of congress?

House Leadership: Majority Party Speaker of the House Majority Leader Assistant Majority Leader Majority Whip Minority Party Minority Leader Assistant Minority Leader Minority Whip Senate Leadership President of the Senate is the Vice President of U.S. President Pro Tempore--Senator of the Majority Party with Seniority Majority Leadership Senate Majority Leader Assistant Senate Majority Leader Senate Majority Whip Minority Leadership Senate Minority Leader Assistant Senate Minority Leader Senate Minority Whip


Which positions is the real power in the US Senate?

The Majority and Minority Leaders have the real power in the U.S. Senate. The Vice President of the U.S. also have a lot of say in the U.S. Senate.