Definitions for "Minority Leader"
The Member of Congress elected by the majority or minority party to be the party’s principal spokesman and legislative strategist. The Majority or Minority Leader is assisted by a team of party whips.
Chief spokesman and strategist for the minority party, elected by members of that party. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, is currently the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives.
Floor leader and chief spokesperson for the minority party in each chamber, elected by the members of that party. The Minority Leader is also responsible for devising the party’s political and procedural strategy. ( See also Majority Whip.) back to top of L, M, N glossary