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How Congress Works. The 112 th Congress has its leaders…. Whips Both parties from both houses of Congress choose them…they are in charge of counting votes, making sure that their party members vote, and reporting to the floor leader on what is going on. Floor Leaders

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How congress works

How Congress Works


How congress works

The 112th Congress has its leaders…

Whips

Both parties from both houses of Congress choose them…they are in charge of counting votes, making sure that their party members vote, and reporting to the floor leader on what is going on

Floor Leaders

Both parties choose them in both the House and Senate…they are in charge of making sure that the agenda of their political party gets carried out

President Pro Tempore

Usually the longest serving Senator from the majority party in Congress…can run the Senate if the Vice-President is absent

Committee Chairs

They lead individual committees in the House and Senate…come from the majority party…they decide when they will meet, what issues are discussed, and what to do

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Elected by the House of Representatives as the leader of the majority party…runs the House of Representatives

President of the Senate

Also the Vice-President of the United States…not a very important position unless there is a tie in voting

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

John Boehner (R) Ohio

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

Joe Biden (D)

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Patrick Leahy (D)

Vermont

MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER

Eric Cantor

(R) Virginia

MINORITY FLOOR LEADER

Nancy Pelosi

(D) California

MINORITY FLOOR LEADER

Mitch McConnell (R) Kentucky

MAJORITY FLOORLEADER

Harry Reid (D)

Nevada

MAJORITY WHIP

MINORITY WHIP

MAJORITY WHIP

MINORITY

WHIP

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

COMMITTEE CHAIRS


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