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  Majority Whip : James E. Clyburn : History and Role of the Whip :
The role of the Whip can be traced back to the United Kingdom’s Parliament which adopted the term Whip from the fox-hunting position, ‘whipper-in,’ or the person who kept the fox hounds focused on their mission.
In Congress, the Majority Whip’s job is to count votes and ‘whip’ up support for Democratic legislation and keep members focused on the mission.
The Whip, and an official whip organization, was first extensively used in the 1930’s, when Democrats chose ‘assistant whips’ to be responsible for Members from specified geographic regions.
www.majoritywhip.gov /about/history   (323 words)

  
  Whip (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons is assisted by the Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, and Assistant Whips.
The other senior government Whips are also given offices in the Government: the Deputy Chief Whip as Treasurer of HM (Her Majesty's) Household, the next two Whips are Comptroller of HM Household and Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household, and the remaining Whips are Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
The Government Chief Whip is usually appointed Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, while the Deputy Chief Whip is usually appointed Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majority_Whip   (1095 words)

  
 Whip (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The other senior government Whips are also given offices in the Government: the Deputy Chief Whip as Treasurer of HM (Her Majesty's) Household, the next two Whips are Comptroller of HM Household and, and the remaining Whips are Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
Disregarding a "three-line whip," even by failing to attend the session, is a serious matter and may result in "withdrawal of the whip", which is a form of expulsion from the party.
The whips although superficially dictatorial, act as communicators between the backbenchers and the party leadership, and if backbenchers are unhappy with the leaderships' position may use the threat to revolt to force the leadership to compromise.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lord_in_Waiting   (683 words)

  
 United States Senate Majority Whip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate.
The main function of the Majority (and Minority) Whip is to gather votes on major issues.
Because he or she is the second ranking member of the Senate, if there is no floor leader present, the whip may become acting floor leader.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Senate_Majority_Whip   (103 words)

  
 Majority Whip of the United States House of R... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives
The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation.
This position, unlike Speaker of the House, was not mandated by the Constitution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majority_Whip_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives   (117 words)

  
 Senator Mitch McConnell - Majority Whip Office Historical Facts
The Senate Majority Whip's office is located a few steps from the floor of the "new" Senate Chamber.
Upon his election as Majority Whip in 1996, Senator Don Nickles (R-OK) was assigned the suite.
The new Majority Whip, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), moved into the space and occupied it until January 2003.
mcconnell.senate.gov /whip_facts.cfm   (1431 words)

  
 GOP.gov - Blunt Names Eric Cantor Chief Deputy Whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Majority Whip-Elect Roy Blunt today announced his selection of Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor to be Chief Deputy Majority Whip, the highest appointed position in House Republican leadership.
Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996 and became Chief Deputy Majority Whip at the beginning of his second term, when Congressman J. Dennis Hastert (Ill.) became Speaker in 1999.
The Majority Whip is the third-ranking member of the House leadership, behind the Speaker and the Majority Leader.
www.gop.gov /item-news.asp?docId=56477   (362 words)

  
 W H I T E B O X :: P R O G R A M ::MAJORITY WHIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Majority Whip will feature an expansive selection of works on paper and a collaborative installation by over forty young artists from across the country.
For the duration of Majority Whip, White Box will be transformed into a congressional interior, modeled after the chambers of the United States Senate.
Issue four of K48 was a major installation at Deitch Projects that hosted some of the most exciting art and music events of this past winter.
www.whiteboxny.org /prog_list/prog_list43.html   (410 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / R.I. / House Democrats oust Menard as majority whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Menard walked out of the meeting as the votes were being tallied, saying he had "tried to instill change" and insisting he had resigned before the vote.
House members are expected to caucus again after the November election to elect a new majority leader and majority whip.
The majority whip's task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires.
www.boston.com /news/local/rhode_island/articles/2004/08/25/house_democrats_to_caucus_over_leadership_team_issues   (514 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Missouri's Blunt wins second term as majority whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Republicans have a 231-201 majority in the House.
Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996 and became chief deputy majority whip at the beginning of his second term.
He was elected majority whip two years ago.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-11-16-blunt_x.htm   (388 words)

  
 GOP.gov - Blunt Names Conaway Assistant Majority Whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced his selection of Texas Congressman-elect Mike Conaway to be an Assistant Whip for the 109th Congress, which commences in January.
Assistant Whips are responsible for helping the Majority Whip and the Chief Deputy Majority Whip find the votes necessary to pass critical legislation.
Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996 and was elected Majority Whip for the first time in 2002.
www.gop.gov /item-news.asp?docId=60161   (297 words)

  
 Majority whip taps Enzi as deputy in Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Majority Whip taps Enzi as Deputy in Senate
Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., today named Senator Bob Bennett, R-Utah, as Chief Deputy Whip and selected his team to serve as Deputy Whips for the 108th Congress.
The Senators will support McConnell in his role as Majority Whip, primarily by building support for Republican legislative priorities and assisting with floor operations.
enzi.senate.gov /whip.htm   (259 words)

  
 House Majority Whip Exerts Influence by Way of K Street
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the man one step behind Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) in the Republican leadership, has built a political machine of his own that extends from Missouri deep into Washington's K Street lobbying community.
The wife and son of House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) lobby for companies whose employees have contributed large sums to political committees related to Blunt since his first election in 1996.
Blunt, 55, was handpicked by DeLay in 1999 to become chief deputy whip and then assumed the majority whip's post in 2003 after DeLay became majority leader.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/16/AR2005051601334.html   (539 words)

  
 Ebony : Top of Capitol Hill: majority whip and five Black committee chairmen are at summit of Congressional power. @ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Start / E / Ebony / December 01, 1989 / Top of Capitol Hill: majority whip and five Black committee chairmen are at summit of Congressional power.
Top of Capitol Hill: majority whip and five Black committee chairmen are at summit of Congressional power.
This year, for the first time in history, a Black congressman, William H. Gray, was elected to the coveted office of majority whip, the third-ranking leadership position in Congress, beating out three White congressmen.
static.highbeam.com /e/ebony/december011989/topofcapitolhillmajoritywhipandfiveblackcommitteec/index.html   (275 words)

  
 Representative Marty Seifert Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
PAUL -- State Representative Marty Seifert (R-Marshall) was confirmed as the Majority Whip of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Confirmation was awarded at the House Majority Caucus meeting Monday which followed Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum's (R- Kenyon) appointment last week.
As Majority Whip, Seifert will assist with communication among members of the caucus and leadership; develop strategy for the caucus agenda on the House floor; count votes on bills; and help run caucus briefing sessions among other duties.
www.house.leg.state.mn.us /GOP/goppress/SeifertM/1211mswhip.htm   (176 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: At the Capitol: Granger Appointed Assistant Majority Whip
She was on her way to a Republican Whip meeting as one of the newest members of the GOP leadership.
Her duties as an Assistant Majority Whip are to find out the positions and interests several assigned members.
Tom Delay, the Republican Whip, who is also from Texas, praised Granger as a new asset in the GOP leadership.
www.pbs.org /newshour/@capitol/granger/whip_3-5.html   (708 words)

  
 Majority Whip
Whips are assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences.
The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues.
In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
www.nonprofithub.com /majority-whip.htm   (62 words)

  
 Representative Bill Shuster - Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The appointment is recognition from House Leadership of the hard work that Congressman Shuster has done since his arrival in Congress, both on behalf of the people of the Ninth Congressional District and for his work to craft legislation that impacts the country as a whole.
Specifically, as an assistant whip in the upcoming Congress, Shuster will be charged with analyzing both the policy and political impact of legislation to be considered on the floor of the House and to help organize votes to pass important pieces of legislation.
Outgoing House Majority Whip Tom Delay was voted by his colleagues last month to replace Representative Dick Armey as House Majority Leader.
www.house.gov /shuster/press2002/whip.announcement.html   (343 words)

  
 Taste: Upstarts dethrone the majority whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
But with so many store-brand whipped toppings, Taster's Choice wondered if the differences were detectable.
The whipped topping from Publix ($1.50) was our favorite.
Cool Whip ($1.19) was third with 50 points.
feeds.thestpetersburgnews.net /?rid=43bf1b47997e43b3&...   (375 words)

  
 United States Senate Republican Whip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A whip in the United States Senate is a member of the party leadership who comes second in line after the party's floor leader.
Since 1969, the official title of the Republican Whip has been Assistant Majority Leader or Assistant Minority Leader.
List of Republican Whips in the United States Senate
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Senate_Republican_Whip   (96 words)

  
 Majority Whip : James E. Clyburn : Contact the Majority Whip :
Majority Whip : James E. Clyburn : Contact the Majority Whip :
To contact Majority Whip Clyburn with a question, concern or comment, please complete the form below.
If you are trying to reach the 6th Congressional District offices, please visit the district web site.
www.majoritywhip.gov /contact   (106 words)

  
 US Senator Harry Reid for Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Time and again, Senate Democratic Whip Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) could be seen sitting beside Vermont Sen. James M. Jeffords in the Senate chamber, engaged in what appeared to be collegial chitchat.
The courtship was also a metaphor for the way the 61-year-old native of the tiny old gold-mining town of Searchlight, Nev., operates as the second-ranking leader of the Senate's new Democratic majority.
Just as he was lining up unanimous support among Democrats for the whip post in 1998, for example, he squeaked by Ensign with a little more than 400 votes in one of the closest Senate races in recent years.
reid.senate.gov /art_wp_010709.cfm   (1015 words)

  
 Ken Ito named majority whip - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
After four years as head of the House education committee, Rep. Ken Ito has stepped up to a leadership role as a majority whip and will lead the public safety and military affairs committee — one of the few major changes in the state House.
The only other major change under the new House organizational structure announced yesterday was a swap in positions between Reps. Scott Saiki and Marcus Oshiro.
Other majority whips are Reps. Jun Abinsay, D-29th (Kalihi, Sand Island); Bob Herkes, D-5th (Ka'u, S. Kona); Bertha Kawakami, D-16th (Po'ipu, Waimea, Ni'ihau); Bob Nakasone,D-9th (Kahului, Pa'ia); Blake Oshiro, D-33rd (Halawa, 'Aiea, Pearlridge) and Brian Schatz, D-25th (Makiki, Tantalus).
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2002/Nov/15/ln/ln17a.html   (413 words)

  
 Las Vegas SUN: Reid assumes temporary role as majority whip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Wednesday was officially promoted from minority whip to majority whip -- at least for the next 16 days.
Reid, as the No. 2 ranking Democrat, has been minority whip, often managing bills on the floor and rounding up Democrats for votes.
That's because this year's session of Congress is split with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with the vice president breaking tie votes.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/2001/jan/04/511255651.html   (471 words)

  
 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Blunt ReElected House Majority Whip"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Blunt was elected unanimously as part of a slate of Republican leaders including House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Texas), and Conference Chair Deborah Pryce (Ohio).
Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1996 and became Chief Deputy Majority Whip at the beginning of his second term, when Hastert became Speaker in 1999.
Blunt's House Republican colleagues elected him Majority Whip, the third-ranking member of the House leadership behind the Speaker and the Majority Leader, for the first time two years ago.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=39831   (263 words)

  
 Congressman Kevin Brady (TX08) :: Press Release :: BRADY NAMED DEPUTY MAJORITY WHIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Washington, D.C. Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced his selection of Texas Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) to be a Deputy Whip for the 108th Congress.
Deputy Whips are responsible for helping the Majority Whip find the votes necessary to pass critical legislation.
Brady's new role "will give Texas' 8th District an even bigger voice in the decision-making in the U.S. House", said Blunt, who was elected to replace Tom DeLay as the third highest ranking member of the House leadership.
www.house.gov /brady/PressArchives/2003/DeputyWhip.html   (210 words)

  
 tyronepa | Rep. Shuster named House assistant majority whip
Yesterday, the Republican from Hollidaysburg was named Assistant Majority Whip for the 108th Congress.
Blunt succeeds Tom Delay as the majority whip.
The Whip’s office is responsible for counting votes to get bills passed and also to help bring votes towards bills on the floor.
www.tyronepa.com /news/article.php?id=816   (395 words)

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