Roles of leaders
Describe the roles of the leaders of the two houses of Congress. What role does a political party play, how do they gain such a status, and what power do these leaders have with this office
House Majority Leader:
The House Majority Leader is elected by the majority party. The majority party is the one that has control over the majority of seats in the House of Representatives. The current House Majority Leader is Eric Cantor. http://majorityleader.gov/
In spite of the fact that he is called the House Majority Leader, by tradition he is actually subordinate to the Speaker of the House so we will spend more time discussing the Speaker than the House Majority Leader.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives:
The current speaker of the House of Representatives is John Boehner, a representative from Ohio. The Speaker is elected by the majority party in a secret election. The Speaker is a vital role in the legislative process rather than being just a figurehead. He/she can lead discussion and ...
Both houses of Congress are looked at along with the roles played by the political parties and leaders. Over 650 words of original text along with links to the sources used.