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The United States Congress$
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Ross English

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719063084

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001

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Parties in Congress

Parties in Congress

(p.87) 5 Parties in Congress
The United States Congress

Ross M. English

Manchester University Press

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

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