The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative

The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative

Date: February 11, 2011
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report discusses the three roles of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who is widely viewed as symbolizing the power and authority of the House. The Speaker's most prominent role is that of presiding officer of the House. The Speaker also serves as leader of the majority party conference. The Speaker's third distinct role is that of an elected Member of the House.
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Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2011

Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2011

Date: February 11, 2011
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report briefly describes current responsibilities and selection mechanisms for 15 House and Senate party leadership posts and provides tables with historical data, including service dates, party affiliation, and other information for each.
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Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities

Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities

Date: February 15, 2011
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: Each major party in the House has a leadership hierarchy. This report summarizes the election, duties, and responsibilities of the Speaker of the House, the majority and minority leaders, and the whips and whip system. For a listing of all past occupants of congressional party leadership positions, see CRS Report RL30567, Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2011, by Valerie Heitshusen.
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Major Leadership Election Contests in the Senate: A 27-Year Survey

Major Leadership Election Contests in the Senate: A 27-Year Survey

Date: November 14, 2001
Creator: Amer, Mildred L
Description: None
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Major Leadership Election Contests in the House of Representatives, 94th - 107th Congresses

Major Leadership Election Contests in the House of Representatives, 94th - 107th Congresses

Date: November 30, 2001
Creator: Amer, Mildred L
Description: None
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Party Leaders in Congress, 1789-2002: Vital Statistics

Party Leaders in Congress, 1789-2002: Vital Statistics

Date: February 4, 2002
Creator: Rundquist, Paul S; Sachs, Richard C & Bullock, Faye M
Description: None
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