simple majority

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simple majority

Fifty-one percent of the voting members or shares. Contrast with supermajority.

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The speaker of the House and the House majority leader and the majority whip are all religious conservatives," he said.
As House Majority Whip, DeLay holds the third highest leadership post in the House Republican Conference.
It was definitely a rock-star buzz,'' said Stuart Roy, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is preparing to unveil a package of legislative initiatives designed to excite the Republican Party's base, including a proposal to undermine the separation of church and state.
Culp was a newspaper reporter before being named Press Secretary to the Indiana House Majority Leader.
Armey began his service as House Majority Leader in 1995.
Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, one of the co-signors of House Resolution 193, said although it would win approval if put before the full House, the House majority leadership is blocking the vote.
Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases involving public display of the Ten Commandments, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) said he hoped the high court would finally recognize that church-state separation is not called for within the Constitution.
We commend Senator Maryellen Goodwin and Representative Charlene Lima, who sponsored the new bill, Senator William Irons, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Montalbano, House Speaker William Murphy and House Majority Leader Gordon Fox, as well as the Rhode Island General Assembly for taking action to save auto leasing for Rhode Island's consumers and businesses," said Jeffrey Levine, general counsel for Chase Manhattan Automotive Finance Corporation.
CONTACT: Burson Taylor, +1-202-226-7022, for the Office of the House Majority Whip
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has dashed hopes of Congress passing immigration reform anytime soon.