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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Majority Leader

The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by the party conference which holds the majority in the Senate to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. By custom, the Presiding Officer gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate. The term Floor Leaders refers to both the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... A majority is a subset of a group that is more than half of the entire group. ... Floor Leaders are distinguished positions in modern senates in the United States. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ...


The Majority leader customarily serves as the chief representative and "face" of his or her party in Senate, and sometimes even in all of Congress if the House of Representatives and thus office of Speaker of the House is controlled by the opposition party. Congress in Joint Session. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ...


The position is not designated in the U.S. Constitution. It evolved into existence over time. It wasn't until the 1920s when the two parties formally began to call their leaders Majority and Minority Leader. The Democrats began this practice starting in 1920 while they were in the minority. In 1925 the majority (of the time) Republicans also adopted this language. Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme...


Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas became the first Majority Leader in 1925. From 1929-1933 Curtis served as Vice President of the United States under President Herbert Hoover. Charles Curtis Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was a Representative and a Senator from Kansas as well as the 31st Vice President of the United States. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). ...


The Constitution designates the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate. The Constitution also calls for a President Pro Tempore to serve as the leader of the body when the President of the Senate (the Vice President) is absent. All of these roles still exist today, however, for practical purposes it is now the Majority Leader who runs the Senate. The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, is a heartbeat from the presidency. ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ... A President Pro Tempore is a constitutionally recognized officer of the United States Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the President of the Senate. ...


In January 2003 Republican Bill Frist was elected Senate Majority Leader. He succeeded Trent Lott who resigned his leadership position in December 2002 due to controversial remarks he made claiming the United States would be a better place if Strom Thurmond, who campaigned on a platform of racial segregation, was elected President. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... William Harrison Frist, M.D. (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. ... Chester Trent Lott Jr. ... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ...


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{{booger)) The members of each of the two major parties in the United States Senate (Democratic and Republican) elects Floor Leaders who lead that partys members in the upper house of the United States Congress. ... The federal government of the United States was established by the United States Constitution. ...

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United States Senate Majority Leader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by the party conference which holds the majority in the Senate to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate.
The Majority leader customarily serves as the chief representative and "face" of his or her party in Senate, and sometimes even in all of Congress if the House of Representatives and thus office of Speaker of the House is controlled by the opposition party.
Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas became the first Majority Leader in 1925.
Lott's strife: no longer a pillar of the party - theage.com.au (487 words)
Senator Lott is the first Senate majority leader in the past century to have been forced out of office by his colleagues.
Senator Lott, from Mississippi, had spent two weeks in the eye of a political storm after he said that if America had voted for a segregationist presidential candidate in 1948 then "we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years".
Senator Lott, 61, had been speaking at a 100th birthday celebration for Strom Thurmond, the senator who had run for the White House that year under the banner of the racist States Rights Democratic Party, commonly known as the Dixiecrats.
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