Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

Fall 10-23-2023


The US Congress is a bicameral legislature, with two bodies forming the legislative branch. The Senate and the House of Representatives compose those bodies, with the House being called “the people’s house.” Given the important functions of the House of Representatives, it is important to understand who leads the people that represent the people. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is among the highest-ranking leaders of Congress and our nation in its entirety. Currently, this position remains unoccupied–presenting a situation that has not occurred in the entire history of the country.