House Leadership

Hailie Brumley

Speaker of the House

Job Description

  • Decides which members are recognized first
  • Appoints members of some commitees.
  • Schedules bills for action
  • Refers bills to the proper House comittee.
  • Follows vice president in line of the sucession to presidency.


Name & Political Party

  • John Boehner
  • Republican


Majority Leader

Job Description

  • Help plan the party's legislative program
  • Steer bills through the house
  • Make sure chairpersons of the many comittees finnish work on bills important to the party
  • Floor leader of their political party


Name & Political Party

  • Eric Cantor
  • Republican

Majority Whip

Job Description

  • Assistant floor leader of the house
  • Watch how majority-party members intend to vote on bills
  • persuade people to vote as the party wishes
  • See that party members are present to vote



Name & Political Party

  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Republican
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Minority Leader

Job Description

  • Steer bills through the house
  • Make sure chairpersons of the many comittees finnish work on bills important to the party
  • Floor leader of their political party


Name & Political Party

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Democratic
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Minority Whip

Job Description

  • Assistant floor leader of the house
  • Watch how majority-party members intend to vote on bills
  • persuade people to vote as the party wishes
  • See that party members are present to vote


Name & Political Party

  • Mitch Mcconnell
  • Democratic


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