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18 terms

Leadership in congress

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Speaker of the House
I have the most powerful position in the lower house. I assign bills to committees and appoint select and conference committee members.
Vice-President
I serve as president of the Senate. Although I cannot participate in debates, I can vote in case of a tie.
President Pro Tempore
I preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice-president. The caucus of the majority party chose me for this post.
Chairman of the Appropriations Committee
The seniority system allowed me to become chairman of this House committee which has power over all federal spending.
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
I am chairman of this House committee which has power over taxation.
Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee
My seniority in the upper house has given me the chairmanship of this committee which specializes in transportation, communication, and interstate commerce.
House Majority Whip
As majority party leader in the lower house, I exert pressure on party members to vote with the party. I am responsible for getting my party's program enacted into law.
Senate Majority Leader
I have the role of leadership in the upper house responsible for passage of the majority party's programs. I inform and pressure party members to vote for programs. I also determine the order in which bills are to be debated.
House Majority Leader
I am the leader of the minority party in the lower house responsible for informing party members and organizing resistance to programs submitted by the majority.
Senate Minority Leader
I am the leader of the smaller party in the upper house responsible for resisting programs submitted bu the majority.
Assistant Majority Leader
I aid the majority leader in keeping party members informed and supportive of programs in the upper house.
Senate Minority Whip
I am the minority party leader in the upper house who informs members when important bills are scheduled for a vote. My usual goal is to oppose majority bills.
House Majority Leader
I have control of the dominant party in the lower house, and I am responsible for enactment of our party's programs.
House Minority Whip
I am the party leader in the lower house who informs members and assists the minority leader in resisting some of the majority party's programs.
Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The seniority system allowed me to become chairman of the powerful committee in the upper house which handles matters relating to other nations.
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee
I am chairman of the less powerful committee in the lower house which handles matters with other countries.
Chairman of House Judiciary Committee
I am chairman of this powerful committee in the lower house which deals with impeachment charges.
Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee
I am chairman of the upper house committee which supervises expenditures of the department of government with the largest budget.