Chapter 12:1. Congress Organizes. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner R-Ohio. rules on points-of-order recognizes members who wish to speak decides the outcome of voice votes refers bills to committees. The Speaker of the House as Party Leader.
-does not exercise leadership in the same way as the Speaker of the House
-majority or minority leader
House of Representatives
Minority WhipSteny Hoyer (D-MD)