How Is Congress Organized?
House leaders, cont.
Party Whips – assistant floor leaders in both parties –
they find out opinions of party members on pending
legislation, get members to floor to vote, and substitute
in absence of their floor leader
Other House Officials – (employees)
Clerk of the House – top administrative official in
House, not elected official – maintains records, etc.
Parliamentarian – person skilled in rules of
parliamentary procedure, the rules of debate
Chaplain – starts meetings with prayer
Sergeant-at-Arms – keeps order, arranges official