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Leadership Information

House leadership is elected every two years at the beginning of a new Congress. The Speaker of the House is elected by the entire membership of the House, and other majority party and minority party leaders are selected by members of each party'’s delegation. The Democratic Caucus is the formal organization of Democratic Members; the Republican Conference is the formal organization of Republican Members in the House.

Democratic Leadership

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Elected by the entire membership of the House of Representatives, the Speaker presides over the House as its administrative head and serves as the leader of the majority party in the chamber.
Majority Leader Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
Elected by the Democratic Caucus, the Majority Leader helps plan the legislative agenda for the House and schedules legislative business.
Majority Whip Rep. James E. Clyburn
Elected by the Democratic Caucus, the Whip maintains communication between party leadership and members, builds Member support for the leadership's priorities, and informs and mobilizes Members on voting on key legislation.
Assistant Speaker Rep. Ben Ray Luján
Elected by the Democratic Caucus, the Assistant Speaker supports congressional caucuses and promotes Member outreach.
Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem S. Jeffries
Elected by the Democratic Caucus, the Chairman presides over caucus meetings.
House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairman Rep. David N. Cicilline
Elected by the Democratic Caucus, the Chairman leads the policy-making arm of the House Democrats.

Republican Leadership

Republican Leader (Minority Leader) Rep. Kevin McCarthy
Elected by the Republican Conference, the Minority Leader directs the party’s legislative strategies and operations and serves as a spokesperson for the minority party.
Republican Whip (Minority Whip) Rep. Steve Scalise
Elected by the Republican Conference, the Minority Whip maintains communication between party leadership and members, builds Member support for the leadership's priorities, and informs and mobilizes Members on voting on key legislation.
Republican Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney
Elected by the Republican Conference, the Chairman presides over conference meetings.
Republican Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Gary J. Palmer
Elected by the Republican Conference, the Policy Committee Chairman helps formulate and promote Republican policy initiatives.

Historical Leadership Information

Speakers of the House (1789 to present)
Majority Leaders (1899 to present)
Minority Leaders (1899 to present)
Republican Whips (1897 to present)
Democratic Whips (1899 to present)
Republican Conference Chairmen (1863 to present)
Democratic Caucus Chairmen (1849 to present)

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