Floor leader and chief spokesperson for the minority party in each chamber, elected by the members of that party. The minority leader is also responsible for devising the chamber’s minority party political and procedural strategy.
Also see Majority Whip; § 5.50 Party Leadership, § 5.60 House Leadership, § 5.70, Senate Leadership, in Congressional Deskbook.; Chapter 1.F. House of Representatives, Chapter 1.G. Senate, in Congressional Procedure.
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