simple majority

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simple majority

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

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Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) continues to 'strengthen [their] political influence' as they welcomed Monday night new members and allies, party President and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said Tuesday.
Castro, who served as House Majority Leader during the previous 17th Congress, said he stepped down as president and left NUP out of "pure and simple delicadeza" following his open support to the speakership bid of Romualdez.
Returning Pampanga Congressman Juan Miguel Arroyo, eldest son of former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was designated among the deputy majority leaders headed by House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez.
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Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda.
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Virginia House Majority Leader Kirkland Cox (R) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment Jr.
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I think what I'd do is file ethics charges against every member that did this."- Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay
With the race for House Speaker in disarray after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly removed his candidacy for the job, it looks like the man about to succeed John Boehner may very well be Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz.