floor leader


: a member of a legislative body chosen by a party to have charge of its organization and strategy on the floor

Examples of floor leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cross, a former economic development official, is majority House Republicans’ assistant majority floor leader. Megan Sims, cleveland, 6 Aug. 2023 California State Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D., San Diego), center, talks with Republican floor leader Brian Jones of Santee and Sen. Janet Nguyen (R., Huntington Beach) at the Capitol in Sacramento last month. James Freeman, WSJ, 17 July 2023 Ashworth, sources said, commanded a name, image and likeness payment in the low six figures and leaves new Utah State coach Danny Sprinkle without a first-team all-conference floor leader who averaged 16.2 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 43.4 percent from deep. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2023 New Rockets coach Ime Udoka now has his floor leader. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023 Andrew Beeler, the Republicans’ assistant floor leader in the Michigan House, told me. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 17 July 2023 The group is led by several current committee and caucus chairs, including Finance Chairman Scott Waguespack, 32nd, with support from Lightfoot’s floor leader, Rules Committee Chair Michelle Harris, 8th; Black Caucus Chair Jason Ervin, 28th; and Latino Caucus Chair Gilbert Villegas, 36th. A.d. Quig, Chicago Tribune, 15 Mar. 2023 When healthy, Johnson was IU's floor leader, who found a groove in the pick-and-roll game with Tryace Jackson-Davis. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 5 June 2023 And the Celtics needed a definitive floor leader, especially late in Games 1 and 2 against the Heat. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floor leader was in 1899

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“Floor leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20leader. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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