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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Administrative Issues Related to a Change in Majority in the House of Representatives

Administrative Issues Related to a Change in Majority in the House of Representatives

Date: November 3, 2010
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Description: This report briefly describes how a change in majority leadership in the House of Representatives -- such as the incoming new majority that will assume control of House operations at the beginning of the 112th Congress in January 2011 -- could affect House rules, committees, and administrative and legislative operations.
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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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House Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

House Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Date: July 10, 2003
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: At the beginning of each Congress, Members meet to organize and select their leaders. Democrats call their party organization the Democratic Caucus; Republicans call their party organization the Republican Conference. Within the caucus and conference are numerous entities that assist party leaders in determining the work and role of the Members of that party. This report serves as a companion piece to CRS Report RS20499, House Leadership: Whip Organization, and CRS Report RS20881, Party Leaders in the House.
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House Leadership: Whip Organization

House Leadership: Whip Organization

Date: February 12, 2002
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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House Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

House Leadership Structure: Overview of Party Organization

Date: June 11, 2001
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: None
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Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities

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

Date: October 5, 2001
Creator: Carr, Thomas P
Description: None
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