Parties in Congress

Ross M. English

in The United States Congress

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780719063084
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700228 | DOI:
Parties in Congress

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This chapter explores the role played by political parties, one of the most overlooked aspects of Congress; shows how the Congress is organised along party lines; and outlines the various party leaders who can be found within the House of Representatives, such as the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader. The final part takes a look at the different powers held by the party leaders.

Keywords: political parties; party lines; party leaders; powers; Speaker; Majority Leader

Chapter.  4590 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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