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List of Majority and Minority Leaders of the United States Senate
The members of each of the two major parties in the United States Senate (Democratic and Republican) elects Floor Leaders who lead that party's members in the upper house of the United States Congress. Thus, there is always a Democratic leader and a Republican leader in the Senate. Depending on which party has the majority in the Senate, one of these becomes the majority leader and one becomes the minority leader.
The Democratic Party first selected a Senate floor leader in 1920. The Republican Party first formally designated a floor leader in 1925.
List of Democratic and Republican Leaders in the United States Senate
(Bold type indicates Majority Leader)
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