Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives

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Majority Leader
House of Representatives
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Incumbent
Kevin McCarthy
(Republican Leader)

since August 1, 2014
Style Leader
Inaugural holder Sereno E. Payne
Formation 1899
Minority Leader
House of Representatives
Speaker Nancy Pelosi.jpg
Incumbent
Nancy Pelosi
(Democratic Leader)

since January 3, 2011
Style Leader
Inaugural holder Joseph Weldon Bailey
Formation 1897
Majority Whip
House of Representatives
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Incumbent
Steve Scalise
(Republican Whip)

since August 1, 2014
Style Whip
Inaugural holder James Albertus Tawney
Formation 1899
Minority Whip
House of Representatives
Steny Hoyer, official photo as Whip.jpg
Incumbent
Steny Hoyer
(Democratic Whip)

since January 3, 2011
Style Whip
Inaugural holder Oscar Underwood
Formation 1899

Party leaders and whips of the United States House of Representatives are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot and are also known as floor leaders.[1]

The U.S. House of Representatives does not officially use the term "Minority Leader" although the media frequently does. The House instead uses the terms "Republican Leader" or "Democratic Leader" depending on which party holds a minority of seats.

The current party leaders are: Majority (Republican) Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority (Republican) Whip Steve Scalise, Minority (Democratic) Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Minority (Democratic) Whip Steny Hoyer.

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