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The Majority Leader is elected from the political party that holds the majority
of seats in the House. A Deputy Majority Leader and a Majority Chief Whip
assist the Majority Leader.

The Speaker must consult the majority and minority leadership on the business of the House and other important issues. The Majority Leader is usually the first to gain the Speaker’s attention during debates.

The position of the Majority Leader allows smooth and orderly progression during important debates. He maintains order by scheduling legislation for floor consideration by planning the daily, weekly, and annual legislative agendas.

The Majority Leader urges colleagues to support or defeat motions on the Floor and works to “advance the goals of House in general, and the majority party in particular.”

In addition, the Majority Leader guards and champions rights of parliament and privileges.

As a parliamentary leader, he can speak on behalf of the entire House in
public.

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