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In the US Congress the majority leader is the Representative or Senator selected by the majority party to organize the passage of legislation. The Senate majority leader controls the legislative schedule, sets party strategy, and is the party's chief spokesman. The House majority leader, although subordinate in rank to the Speaker, has an important role in organizing the passage of legislation. Minority leaders organize the minority party's strategy, and are the party's main spokesmen in Congress.

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