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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So it’s likely not a coincidence that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is trying to get the court nominee confirmed before the elections. James Pindell,, "These six people could decide whether Trump’s nominee will actually join the Supreme Court," 9 July 2018 The top contenders at the moment appear to be House majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, and the party’s chief vote counter, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who nearly died in a mass shooting at a charity baseball practice last year. Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor, "Speaker Ryan to retire: What that says about the GOP, midterms," 11 Apr. 2018 What the job is: The majority leader has a big hand in scheduling and determining when bills get to the House floor. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "All the Democrats running for top spots in the House," 15 Nov. 2018 The challenges have been that the majority leader of the Senate doesn’t want to do anything on campaign finance reform. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Sen. Mark Warner on breaking up Facebook and Congress’ plan to regulate tech," 5 Nov. 2018 Wilkie defended Lott in 2003, shortly after the Senate majority leader lost his post for praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign that opposed intermingling of races. Paul Sonne And Lisa Rein, miamiherald, "Trump's VA pick, a longtime aide to polarizing politicians, has defended extreme views," 26 June 2018 The majority leader called me, insulted me, then abruptly hung up the phone. Melissa Mahtani, CNN, "Faure must go: How one Togolese woman is risking her life to end 50-year Gnassingbé dynasty," 13 June 2018 Under the current medical marijuana law, a five-member board appointed by the governor, Senate majority leader and speaker of the House award licenses to medical marijuana businesses. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Recreational weed could be legalized in Michigan: What to know," 6 June 2018 But Blankenship has repeatedly given his attacks on McConnell a racial sheen, noting that the Senate majority leader's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was born in Taiwan. CBS News, "What to know about Tuesday's West Virginia GOP primary," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of majority leader

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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