Speaker of the House

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Definition

The presiding officer in the House of Representatives, formally elected by the House but actually selected by the majority party. The Speaker is third in line to be president of the United States and is the most powerful lawmaker on Capitol Hill. Speaker of the House is the leader of the majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's a list of all 62 of the Speakers of the House since forever.

Sentence

Because they have to power to recognize members who rise to speak, reorganize House committees, name committee chairs, and appoint allies to leadership posts, the Speaker of the House has enormous power and bragging rights at any House party.

Example

Paul Ryan Proposes Punishments for Live-Streaming From House Floor

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