Party Leaders in the House: Election, Duties, and Responsibilities [August 14, 2014] [open pdf - 181KB]
"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 [Congressional Research Service] Report RL30567, 'Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2011', by Valerie Heitshusen."
CRS Report for Congress, RS20881
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