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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_leaders_of_the_United_States_Senate

The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders are two United States Senators and members of the ... the most senior (longest-serving) Senator in the majority party —actually presides over the Senate ... This is in contrast to the House of Representatives where the elected Speaker of the House has a great deal of discretionary ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranking_member

In United States politics, a ranking member is the second-most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the majority party. Another usage refers to the most senior member of a congressional or state legislative committee from the minority party. ... Four Senate committees refer to the ranking minority member as Vice ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate

The "Majority party" is the political party that either has a majority of ... or caucus with a majority of seats; if two or more parties are tied, ... the "ranking members" of committees) in the minority party.

www.answers.com/Q/The_minority_party_has_more_members_in_the_senate

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www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Majority_Minority_Leaders.htm

The majority leader has the right to be called upon first if several senators are seeking ... keep legislation moving, and protect the rights and interests of party members. ... Former Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd called first recognition "the most ...

www.ushistory.org/gov/6b.asp

After each legislative election the party that wins the most representatives is designated the "majority" in each house, and the other party is called the " minority. ... Because the House has 435 members to the Senate's 100, House leaders tend ...

floridacitizen.org/files/resources/civicsconnection/conversations/membership/Majority%20and%20Minority%20Party%20Membership%20in%20Congress%20Overview.doc

In Congress, the majority party is recognized as the party with the most seats in a chamber, while the minority party has fewer seats. ... Party leaders in the Senate work with party committees, committee chairs, and ranking members to ...

www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~gailmard/wnp.gail-jenk.pdf

Sep 29, 2006 ... occasions when minority party power has been considered, coverage .... of its members, is more in line with the conditional party government ...

www.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/nyregion/17rules.html

Jul 16, 2009 ... Now any senator has the chance to force a floor vote on a bill still in ... That would give members of the minority party a chance to bring bills to a ...

faculty.virginia.edu/jajenkins/Oxford%20paper.pdf

Sep 9, 2014 ... Floor Proposals and Minority Leverage in the House and Senate ... significantly more influence over the legislative agenda than is ... The burgeoning literature on party resurgence in Congress has been built around two .... members of the majority party delegate power to their leaders to structure the ...