Who are the leaders of the House and Senate? Describe their positions and what they do.

The current leader of the House of Representatives is John Boehner. His position as leader of the House is referred to as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Since the position of Speaker of the House is decided by a vote of the other representatives, commonly, and expectedly, the Speaker of the House is of the majority party in the House of Representative, and since the current majority is held by the Republicans, John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio serves this role. The Speaker of the House has the closest position to the President in the House of Representatives, and commonly speaks with and communicates with him on matters of importance.

The Speaker is joined in leadership of the House of Representatives by the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House. The Majority Leader represents the party in the majority, and is currently Kevin McCarthy. Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader, known as the Minority Leader, representing the interests of her party on the House floor.

Senate Leadership has more roles to fill than the House. The top leaders of Senate are, firstly, the Vice President, who is considered the President of the Senate and Congress overall. This role is mandated by the Constitution, and shares this Constitutionally mandated status with the role of President Pro Tempore. This role is so that, in the common absence of the Vice President, someone can preside of Senate. The current roles of Vice President and President Pro Tempore are filled by Joe Biden and Orrin Hatch respectively. From here the Senate is divded into Majority and Minority Party leaders (Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid respectively, and then moves into standing committee chairmen. These consist of such committees as the Armed Forces Committee (John McCain) and the Foreign Relations Committee (Bob Corker). These chairmen oversee their committees as they report to Senate and attempt to legislate through their roles.