majority leader


Definition of majority leader 

: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body (such as the U.S. Senate)

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But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high school math teacher who had never run for public office before defeated the state House majority leader in a GOP primary. Washington Post, "Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to November potential," 23 May 2018 Nine Republican veterans who support Vukmir, including the state Senate majority leader, condemned his remark. Eric Bradner, CNN, "Wisconsin Senate candidate says furor over comment about Democratic veterans is 'fake outrage'," 12 May 2018 On Friday, the prospects for passage of Senate Bill 1 suddenly became doubtful after Stivers and other Senate majority leaders postponed a scheduled vote on the bill. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "'I don't see a lot of hope for it': Kentucky's pension reform bill is unlikely to pass," 14 Mar. 2018 Some are trying to be intellectually honest, in thanking those most responsible for Trump being able to shape the court: Like Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate majority leader from Nevada. John Kass,, "How to maintain the republic? Originalist justices like Brett Kavanaugh," 10 July 2018 In the late 1990s, Wilkie returned to Washington as a top aide to Lott, the Mississippi senator who would later become majority leader. Paul Sonne And Lisa Rein, miamiherald, "Trump's VA pick, a longtime aide to polarizing politicians, has defended extreme views," 26 June 2018 Garrett Mason, the Maine Senate majority leader, registered third at 15 percent, and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette was fourth with 10 percent. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Voters head to the polls in Virginia, Nevada, Maine, and South Carolina.," 11 June 2018 For Antonio Villaraigosa Could an unknown Republican beat the former state Senate majority leader? Emily Cadei, Taryn Luna And Amy Chance, sacbee, "Six California election races to watch on Tuesday night," 3 June 2018 One of Cohen's highest-paying ventures was with Squire Patton Boggs, the lobbying firm that boasts former Senate majority leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and former senator John Breaux, D-La. Anchorage Daily News, "Cohen, touting his access to President Trump, convinced companies to pay millions," 10 May 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of majority leader

: the leader of the political party that has the most members in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives

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Legal Definition of majority leader 

: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body

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