Leadership & Key Chairs

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House of Representatives

234 Republicans, 200 Democrats, 1 Vacant (Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) was elected to the Senate)


Speaker: John Boehner (OH)
Majority Leader: Eric Cantor (VA)
Majority Chief Whip: Kevin McCarthy (CA)
Conference Chair: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Conference Vice Chair: Lynn Jenkins (KS)
Conference Secretary: Virginia Foxx (NC)
Policy Committee Chair: James Lankford (OK)
NRCC Chair: Greg Walden (OR)
Appropriations Chair: Hal Rogers (KY)
Rules Chair: Pete Sessions (TX)


Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (CA)
Minority Chief Whip: Steny Hoyer (MD)
Asst. Minority Leader: James Clyburn (SC)
Caucus Chair: Xavier Becerra (CA)
Caucus Vice Chair: Joe Crowley (NY)
DCCC Chair: Steve Israel (NY)
Appropriations RM: Nita Lowey (NY)
Rules RM: Louise Slaughter (NY)


52 Democrats, 2 Independents (Senators Bernie Sanders (VT) and Angus King (ME) caucus with the Democrats), and 46 Republicans


President Pro Tempore: Patrick Leahy (VT)
Majority Leader: Harry Reid (NV)
Maj Whip /Asst Leader: Dick Durbin (IL)
Policy & Communications Chair: Chuck Schumer (NY)
Conference Secretary: Patty Murray (WA)
DSCC Chair: Michael Bennet (CO)
Steering Comm. Chair: Mark Begich (AK)
Appropriations Chair: Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Finance Chair: Max Baucus (MT)


Republican Leader: Mitch McConnell (KY)
Republican Whip: John Cornyn (TX)
Conference Chair: John Thune (SD)
Policy Committee Chair: John Barrasso (WY)
Conference Vice Chair: Roy Blunt (MO)
RSCC Chair: Jerry Moran (KS)
Appropriations RM: Richard Shelby (AL)
Finance RM: Orrin Hatch (UT)