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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Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, blocked their consideration. Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, "Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke," 13 Sep. 2019 Other Senate Republicans have not embraced the plan so far and the Senate majority leader said the idea should be considered outside of budget deliberations that are now underway. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Republicans appear nowhere near a deal on road funding," 5 June 2019 But the Senate majority leader told the Louisville radio station he won't be intimidated. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "El Paso, Dayton mayors want quick action on gun control but Mitch McConnell has no plans to speed things along," 8 Aug. 2019 Earlier, Representative Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló, the House majority leader, said several New Progressive lawmakers had decided to support Mr. Pierluisi after speaking with him privately. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "Political Drama Delays Vote on Puerto Rico Governor’s Successor," 1 Aug. 2019 The speaker spends more time negotiating with her own party than with the president and Senate majority leader. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Pelosi’s House of Pain," 13 July 2019 But unless the Democrats can beat Trump and unseat Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader and persuade a majority of the Senate to ditch the legislative filibuster, none of their sweeping plans will become law. David French, National Review, "The Democrats Have No Answer for Mitch McConnell. Good.," 28 June 2019 Ueland rose through the ranks to become chief of staff to Bill Frist, then the Senate majority leader, and play a critical role in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton., "Trump taps Portland native for prominent White House job," 13 June 2019 Even leading Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, opposed the idea. Heather Timmons, Quartz, "The Mexico deal is a triumph of Trump’s “speak loudly, carry tiny stick” diplomacy," 11 June 2019

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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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