Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives
The office of Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, usually in practice called the Illinois House Majority Leader, is a statutory office of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Duties of office
The Illinois House Majority Leader is selected by the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and is a member of the majority party of that legislative chamber. In practice, the House Majority Leader serves as the Speaker's chief floor aide and legislative whip. The House Majority Leader may preside over meetings of the Speaker's political party caucus or leadership team, and may serve as a negotiator for members of his or her political party in talks with other Illinois political leaders.
The Illinois House Majority Leader receives a stipend in addition to his or her pay as a member of the Illinois legislature.
As of 2012, the office of Illinois House Majority Leader is held by Representative Barbara Flynn Currie.
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