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U.S. House Democratic Leadership
With the losses they incurred in the 2010 midterm elections, the Democratic Party lost control of the House of Representatives, and has remained in the minority ever since.
House Democratic Leadership for the 115th Congress (2017-2019)
Minority Leader -Nancy Pelosi (CA-08)
Minority Whip-Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05)
Assistant Minority Leader-James E. Clyburn (SC-06)
Democratic Caucus Chairman-Xavier Becerra (CA-34th)
Senior Chief Deputy Minority-Whip John Lewis (GA-5th)
**The term "whip" comes from an old English expression used in the fox hunt where the "whipper in" was charged with keeping the dogs together in pursuit of the prize
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