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Senate Republican Leadership Positions

Senate Majority Leader
The Majority Leader is in a practical sense the most senior Senate official. (The Vice President and the President pro-tempore of the Senate are largely ceremonial positions.) As the day-to-day manager of business on the Senate floor, the Majority Leader is responsible for working with each Committee on legislation and scheduling the sequence and manner of debate on all legislation. As the highest ranking partisan position in the Senate, the Majority Leader exercises broad powers, has the right of priority recognition on the Senate floor, and serves as the primary spokesperson for Senate Republicans. In concert with other elected leaders, the Majority Leader has also assumed responsibilities for building and managing Republican Conference consensus on legislation.

Website for the Senate Majority
Website for the Senate Majority Leader:  Senator Mitch McConnell

Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader
The responsibility of the Assistant Republican Floor Leader is to assist the Majority Leader in the coordination of Senate Floor activities. The Assistant Majority Floor Leader is also the Republican Whip and is the second ranking leadership position for the majority party. The Majority Whip is selected by a vote of the Republican Conference. The responsibilities of the Majority Whip, who is assisted by a Deputy Whip, principally consist of counting votes and persuading Members to support the Republican Conference’s position on votes.

Website for the Assistant Majority Leader: Senator John Cornyn
Website for the Majority Chief Deputy Whip: Senator Mike Crapo

Senate Republican Conference Chairman
The Senate Republican Conference Chairman is the third ranking leadership position for the majority party. The Senate Republican Conference is the formal organization of the Republican Senators and its chairman is elected by his or her Republican Senate colleagues. Over the last century, the mission of the Conference has expanded and been shaped as a means of informing the media of the opinions and activities of Senate Republicans. Today the Senate Republican Conference assists Republican Senators by providing a full range of communications services including Graphics, Radio, Television, and Internet.

Website for the Senate Republican Conference
Website for the Conference Chairman: Senator John Thune
Website for the Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman: Senator Roy Blunt

Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman
The Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee assists all Senate Leaders and Ranking Committee Members in designing, developing and executing policy ideas within the Senate.

Website for the Senate Republican Policy Committee
Website for the Chairman: Senator John Barrasso

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman

The Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) oversees the political committee of Senate Republicans which is not funded by tax dollars nor located in the Congressional complex.

Website for the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Website for the NRSC Chairman: Senator Roger F. Wicker