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

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Bone has real chops as a floor leader and probably deserves more credit for Tennessee’s run this season. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board 7.0: Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 5 June 2019 The point guard Magic Johnson didn’t want has become the floor leader the Nets need, raising his level of play after injuries to Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Allen Crabbe left them severely short-handed in the backcourt. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, "Russell on the rise in Brooklyn and seeking first postseason," 19 Feb. 2019 That same month he was removed by House Republican leadership from his ranking member position on a House committee, and resigned his position as assistant floor leader. Rachel La Corte, The Seattle Times, "Outside report into Washington state lawmaker’s conduct complete, investigation ongoing," 28 July 2018 Chang Byoung-wan, another member of the delegation who is floor leader of the opposition Party for Democracy and Peace, gave a similar account of the Washington trip in an interview. Kwanwoo Jun, WSJ, "Trump’s ‘Great Deal’ With South Korea Jeopardized by Car Tariff Dispute," 7 Aug. 2018 The current floor leader, Sen. John DeFrancisco of Syracuse, is retiring. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "No Longer Leading State Senate, Republicans Plan to Go on Attack," 18 Nov. 2018 Manweller later stepped down from his position as assistant floor leader in the House. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Central Washington University fires Rep. Matt Manweller over alleged inappropriate conduct," 14 Aug. 2018 For instance, Tom DeLay was elected Republican Conference Secretary in 1992, later becoming one of the most effective majority whips and floor leaders in the modern Congress. Matthew Green, Vox, "Election Day is over. Now who will lead Congress?," 12 Nov. 2018 Parson's association with Tilley was purportedly the reason Parson lost his bid to become majority floor leader in the Missouri Senate in 2012. Jason Hancock, Bryan Lowry And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Who is Missouri’s next governor? Mike Parson, in many ways Greitens’ polar opposite," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of floor leader

1899, in the meaning defined above

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