floor leader


Definition of 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 Alice Weidel, a co-chair of the AfD and the party’s floor leader in the federal parliament, said the probe was designed to harm the party ahead of the national election. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Germany’s Largest Opposition Party Under Extremism Investigation," 3 Mar. 2021 Senior Kiana Williams is the floor leader, and five other Cardinal players average at least seven points a game. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, "NCAA women's Final Four: UConn vs. Arizona and South Carolina vs. Stanford," 2 Apr. 2021 At the same time, the Hoyas used their 1-3-1 zone to keep the ball away from OSU floor leader Lester Conner. oregonlive, "Oregon State’s last Elite Eight experience: Replaying the Beavers’ 69-45 loss to Georgetown in 1982," 28 Mar. 2021 Patrick O’Connor, already was in a tough reelection fight in the North Side 40th Ward, trying to win a 10th term after serving the previous eight years as the unpopular Emanuel’s City Council floor leader. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "How Michael Madigan’s departure accelerates a shift in Chicago politics from old-school machine to new-era progressives," 5 Mar. 2021 Most members of House leadership have not signed on to the resolution, aside from Jasonville Republican Rep. Bruce Borders, an assistant majority whip, and Brazil Republican Rep. Alan Morrison, an assistant majority floor leader. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, "Legislation to end Holcomb's emergency declaration gains momentum," 22 Mar. 2021 Izzo hasn't found a floor leader to come close to replacing former All-America point guard Cassius Winston. Star Tribune, "Men's basketball gameday preview: Gophers vs. Michigan State," 27 Dec. 2020 Harris is her new floor leader and responsible for pushing her agenda forward in the City Council. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, "Mayor Lori Lightfoot on state Democratic Party chair race: ‘I love both Robin Kelly and Michelle Harris’," 23 Feb. 2021 During the session, Sen. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, and minority floor leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, blasted Shirkey for his comments. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Mike Shirkey caught in hot mic moment, says he stands by points on Capitol attack 'hoax'," 10 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of floor leader

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Floor leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20leader. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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