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Chapter 12 Review

Informal leadership in the senate is in the positions

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Unformatted text preview: he rules of the House and Senate. Every two years, the members of each party gather in conference to elect their leaders. The elected leaders of the majority party include the Speaker of the House, a majority leader, and party whip. The elected leaders of the minority party include a minority leader and party whip. Formal leadership in the Senate is established by the Constitution—the vice president serves as president of the Senate and a president pro tempore is chosen from the majority party. Informal leadership in the Senate is in the positions of majority and minority leaders. Parties are also important in negotiating with the executive branch. The committee structure in the House and Senate include standing committees (and their subcommittees), joint committees, select committees, and conference committ...
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