majority leader


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

Examples of majority leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And domestically, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has urged lawmakers to move swiftly in regulating AI, given the rapid pace of change in the technology’s development. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 19 Sep. 2023 Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has organized a first-of-its-kind, closed-door AI forum led by the likes of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and more than 17 others, including ethicists and academics. Matt Laslo, WIRED, 13 Sep. 2023 Popp is the fourth major candidate to enter the race, alongside incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson, former Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance, and former Democratic state lawmaker and House majority leader Chris Tuck. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2023 The Senate majority leader has repeatedly called on Congress to move quickly in regulating AI. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2023 But Dodd said McGuire has had no problem telling him no over the years as majority leader. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 On Tuesday, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said the two leaders had spoken about such a temporary measure., 15 Aug. 2023 The Senate majority leader could get around Tuberville’s hold by bringing the nominations to the floor one-by-one but doing so could require devoting two to three days for each vote and prevent the Senate from conducting other business. Alexandra Heal, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2023 The Senate majority leader also has the strong backing of President Joe Biden, who has made a point to call Tuberville out by name in recent weeks and describe his protest as irresponsible. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 28 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of majority leader was in 1909

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“Majority leader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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majority leader

majority lead·​er
: a leader of the majority party in a legislative body
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