Missouri House of Reps Leadership
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2000 Leadership Directory
is the presiding officer in the House. His responsibilities
include appointing committee chairs, establishing the number of members on each
committee and appointing the majority party members of committees. He
also assigns bills to committees and signs all official actions of the House.
The Speaker Pro Tem presides in the Speaker's absence. Both the
Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tem are elected at the opening of the first
regular session of each General Assembly by the membership.
The Majority and Minority Floor Leaders manage floor actions on behalf
of their parties. The Minority Floor Leader appoints minority party
members to committees.
The Party Whip directs the support of party members for the party's
programs and objectives.
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