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 John Boehner (OH) (Republican)  #1 Position in House  Assigns Bills to Committees  Assigns Congressmen to Committees  Controls Agenda  Presides.

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1  John Boehner (OH) (Republican)  #1 Position in House  Assigns Bills to Committees  Assigns Congressmen to Committees  Controls Agenda  Presides over House 

2  #1 Minority Party  Nancy Pelosi (CA)  Assigns members to Committees  Voice of Minority Party  gov/ gov/

3  Eric Cantor (VA)  #2 in Majority Party  Assists Speaker w/Agenda

4  Encourage party discipline  Keep party members informed of party position on issues.  Whip Notice ◦ House agenda, time for votes, position on votes. /

5  Majority Leader  #1 Position in Senate ◦ Most Important  Harry Reid (NV)  Assigns Bills to Committee  Assigns Members to Committee  Controls Senate Agenda

6  President of the Senate ◦ Vice President  Breaks Ties  Presides over debate  Seldom Present  President Pro Tempore ◦ Temporary President  Majority Party member with most seniority.  Patrick Leahy (VT) ◦ Elected 1975

7  Minority Leader ◦ #1 Position in minority party ◦ Mitch McConnell (KY)  Majority and Minority Whips ◦ Same role as House Whips

8  20 in the House  16 in the Senate Purpose:  Main part of law- making process. ◦ Craft/analyze possible legislation  Investigate/Oversig ht  Standing in Senate -Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry -Appropriations -Armed Services -Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs -Budget -Commerce, Science, and Transportation -Energy and Natural Resources -Environment and Public Works -Finance -Foreign Relations -Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions -Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs -Judiciary -Rules and Administration -Small Business and Entrepreneurship -Veterans AffairsAgriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryAppropriationsArmed ServicesBanking, Housing, and Urban AffairsBudgetCommerce, Science, and TransportationEnergy and Natural ResourcesEnvironment and Public WorksFinanceForeign RelationsHealth, Education, Labor, and PensionsHomeland Security and Governmental AffairsJudiciaryRules and AdministrationSmall Business and EntrepreneurshipVeterans Affairs

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