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Encyclopedia > Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives

The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Generally, the minority leader is on the ballot for Speaker of the House during the convening of the Congress. The minority leader usually meets with the Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to discuss agreements on controversial issues. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker, presiding from a chair in the front of the chamber. ...


List of Minority Leaders of the United States House of Representatives

Dates Congresses Name Party ;sto
1899-1903 56th-57th [[James D/;adlsfjghpl;jsfbv;ojofr 'sjldgn|- 1911-1919 62nd-65th [[James Robert Mann|James l;adfkngl'adksngklansdf'lkdnb'adfn|bgcolor=#DDEEFF | 1919-1921 66th Champ Clark Democratic Missouri
1921-1923 67th Claude Kitchin Democratic North Carolina
1923-1929 68th-70th Finis Garrett Democratic Tennessee
1929-1931 71st John Nance Garner Democratic Texas
1931-1939 72nd-75th Bertrand Snell Republican New York
1939-1947 76th-79th Joseph Martin Republican Massachusetts-14th
1947-1949 80th Sam Rayburn Democratic Texas-4th
1949-1953 81st-82nd Joseph Martin Republican Massachusetts-14th
1953-1955 83rd Sam Rayburn Democratic Texas-4th
1955-1959 84th-85th Joseph Martin Republican Massachusetts-14th
1959-1965 86th-88th Charles Halleck Republican Indiana-2nd
1965-1973 89th-93rd Gerald Ford Republican Michigan-5th
1973-1981 93rd-96th John Rhodes Republican Arizona-1st
1981-1995 97th-103rd Robert Michel Republican Illinois-18th
1995-2003 104th-107th Dick Gephardt Democratic Missouri-3rd
2003-present 108th-present Nancy Pelosi Democratic California-8th
United States Congress(House of Representatives, Senate)
Members House: Current, Former, Districts | Senate: Current, Former, Current & Former by state
Groups African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans list, Caucuses, Committees, Demographics
House: Committees  | Senate: Committees, Women list
Leaders House: Speaker, Majority leader, Minority leader, Dem. leader, Rep. leader, Majority whip, Minority whip, Dem. whip, Rep. whip, Dem. caucus, Rep. conference, Dean
Senate: President pro tempore (list), Majority and Minority leaders, Dem. Leader, Rep. Leader, Majority whip, Minority whip, Dem. Caucus (Chair, Secretary, Policy comm. chair), Rep. Conference (Chair, Secretary, Policy comm. chair), Dean
Agencies & Employees Architect of the Capitol, Capitol guide service (board), Capitol police (board), Government Printing Office, Law Revision Counsel, Librarian of Congress, Poet laureate
House: Chaplain, Clerk, Doorkeeper, Historian, Page, Parliamentarian, Postmaster, Reading clerk, Sergeant at Arms
Senate: Chaplain, Curator, Page, Parliamentarian, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms
Politics & Procedure Act of Congress (list), Caucuses, Committees, Joint session, Delegations' partisan mix
House: Committees  | Senate: Committees, Filibuster, Traditions, Vice Presidents' tie-breaking votes
Buildings Capitol Complex, Capitol, Botanic Garden

House: Cannon, Ford, Longworth, O'Neill, Rayburn | Senate: Dirksen, Hart, Russell James Beauchamp Clark, known as Champ Clark (March 7, 1850 - March 2, 1921), was a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s until his death, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1912. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Claude Kitchin(1869 - 1923) He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina in 1869 and William Walton Kitchin was his brother. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Finis J. Garrett, 1875-1956, was born in Weakley County, Tennessee in 1875. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... John Nance Cactus Jack Garner (November 22, 1868 – November 7, 1967) was a Representative from Texas and the thirty-second Vice President of the United States (1933-41). ... 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A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, making necessary and proper laws). ... The Congress of the United States has demographics that are different from America as a whole in a number of ways. ... Members of the Committee on Financial Services sit in the tiers of raised chairs (R), while those testifying and audience members sit below (L). ... The Senate Committee on Budget (ca. ... There have been 34 women in the United States Senate since the establishment of that body in 1789, meaning that out of the 1,884 Americans who have served in the United States Senate since that time, 1. ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker, presiding from a chair in the front of the chamber. ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... The Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Leader of the United States House of Representatives is the leader of Republican House members. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... A whip in the United States House of Representatives is a member of the party leadership who comes second in line after the partys floor leader, which in the house is the House Majority Leader or the House Minority Leader. ... A whip in the United States House of Representatives is a member of the party leadership who comes second in line after the partys floor leader. ... The House Democratic Caucus, nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the United States House of Representatives. ... The House Republican Conference, sometimes known as the House Republican Leadership Conference, is an organization for Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The seal for the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... This is a complete List of Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders (also called Floor Leaders) are two United States Senators who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. ... The Senate Democratic Leader is the Floor Leader of the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. ... The Senate Republican Leader is the Floor Leader of the Republican Party in the United States Senate. ... The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate. ... Traditionally the second ranking position in the minority party in the United States Senate. ... The Senate Democratic Caucus is the formal organization of the (currently) 44 Democratic Senators in the United States Senate. ... The Democratic caucus of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairman. ... 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United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... The United States Capitol Guide Service is a guide service charged by the United States Congress to provide guided tours of the interior of the United States Capitol Building for the education and enlightenment of the general public, without charge for such tours. ... The Capitol Guide Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Guide Service. ... The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a police force charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its terrirtories. ... The Capitol Police Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Police. ... The logotype of the United States Government Printing Office In the United States, the Government Printing Office (GPO) prints and provides access to documents produced by and for all three branches of the federal government, including the Supreme Court, the Congress, and all executive branch agencies like the FCC and... The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is one of four official national libraries of the United States (along with the National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library, and National Archives and Records Administration). ... The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year. ... The election of William Linn as Chaplain of the House on May 1, 1789, continued the tradition established by the Continental Congresses of each days proceedings opening with a prayer by a chaplain. ... The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives is an employee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives office was abolished during the 104th Congress. ... The Historian of the United States House of Representatives is an official appointed by that legislative body to study and document its past. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The office of the Parliamentarian of the United States House of Representatives is an office managed, supervised and administered by a non-partisan Parliamentarian appointed by the Speaker. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Reading Clerk of the United States House of Representatives reads bills, motions, and other papers before the House and keeps track of changes to legislation made on the floor. ... The United States House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms is an officer of the House with law enforcement, protocol, and administrative responsibilities. ... // Job description and selection Among his or her duties, the chaplains job is to open each session of the United States Senate with a prayer. ... The United States Senate Curator is an employee of the United States Senate who is responsible for developing and implementing the museum and preservation programs for the Senate Commission on Art. ... 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A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress which meets to pursue common legislative objectives. ... A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, making necessary and proper laws). ... Joint Sessions of the United States Congress are the gathering together of both House and Senate which occur on special occasions such as the State of the Union Address and Presidential Inauguration. ... House of Representatives Senate Map showing party membership in the 109th Senate. ... Members of the Committee on Financial Services sit in the tiers of raised chairs (R), while those testifying and audience members sit below (L). ... The Senate Committee on Budget (ca. ... In a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. ... The United States Senate observes a number of traditions, some formal and some informal. ... The Vice President of the United States is, ex officio, the President of the United States Senate, and he votes only to break a tie. ... Aerial view of the United States Capitol Complex from the northweat The United States Capitol Complex is group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington D.C. that are used by the Federal government of the United States. ... The United States Capitol Capitol Hill redirects here. ... The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. ... The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ... The Ford House Office Building is one of the four office buildings containing U.S. House of Representatives staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself. ... The Longworth House Office Building The Longworth House Office Building (LHOB) is one of three office buildings used by the United States House of Representatives. ... The ONeill House Office Building is the name of a former Congressional Office Building, located near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. History The ONeill House Office Building was named after the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Thomas Phillip Tip O... The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB), named after former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, is located between South Capitol Street and First Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. // History The newest of three U.S. House of Representatives office buildings, the Rayburn House Office Building was completed in early... This Washington, DC congressional office building is named for former Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL). ... Located on Constitution Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE The Hart Senate Office Building, the third U.S. Senate office building, was built in the 1970s. ... This photograph, taken from southwest of the building, shows the main entrance along Constitution Avenue, N.E. The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ...

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