Which party controlled the House in 2013?

113th United States Congress
House Majority Republican
House Speaker John Boehner (R)
1st: January 3, 2013 – December 26, 2013 2nd: January 3, 2014 – December 16, 2014

Who is the current Majority House Leader?

With the Democrats holding a majority of seats and the Republicans holding a minority, the current leaders are Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

Who is the current majority whip?

Majority Leader: Hoyer (D), MD Minority Leader: McCarthy (R), CA
Majority Whip: Clyburn (D), SC Minority Whip: Scalise (R), LA
Chief Deputy Whips: Schakowsky (D), IL and Butterfield (D), NC Chief Deputy Whip: Ferguson (R), GA

Who controlled the House in 1986?

1986 United States House of Representatives elections

Leader Tip O’Neill (retired) Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 4, 1977 January 3, 1981
Leader’s seat Massachusetts 8th Illinois 18th
Last election 253 seats 181 seats

Who controlled the House in 2011?

Democrats controlled the 111th Congress (2009–2011) with majorities in both houses of Congress alongside the country’s first African-American president, Democrat Barack Obama.

How often is Senate Majority leader Chosen?

The floor leaders and whips of each party are elected by a majority vote of all the senators of their party assembled in a conference or, as it sometimes is called, a caucus. The practice has been to choose the leader for a two-year term at the beginning of each Congress.

What does the minority leader do?

The House of Representatives, with its large membership, has chosen majority and minority leaders since the 19th century to expedite legislative business and to keep their parties united. The minority leader serves as floor leader of the “loyal opposition,” and is the minority counterpart to the Speaker.

How is a majority leader chosen?

The Senate Republican and Democratic floor leaders are elected by the members of their party in the Senate at the beginning of each Congress. Depending on which party is in power, one serves as majority leader and the other as minority leader. The leaders serve as spokespersons for their party’s positions on issues.

Who controlled the House in 1987?

100th United States Congress
House Majority Democratic
House Speaker Jim Wright (D)
1st: January 6, 1987 – December 22, 1987 2nd: January 25, 1988 – October 22, 1988

Who controlled Senate in 1986?

1986 United States Senate elections

Leader Robert Byrd Bob Dole
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1977 January 3, 1985
Leader’s seat West Virginia Kansas
Seats before 47 53

Who was the Senate majority leader in 2011?

Majority and Minority Leaders

Congress Majority Leader
112th Congress (2011–2013) Harry Reid (D-NV)
113th Congress (2013–2015) Harry Reid (D-NV)
114th Congress (2015–2017) Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
115th Congress (2017–2019) Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 31