What’s a majority leader, anyway? [VIDEO]

There's a House leadership shakeup after Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his primary -- and with it, his seat in Congress. That leaves the majority leader position open, plus questions about who will step in as the Republican whip. But what do a majority leader and whip do, anyway? The Fix's Chris Cillizza has all you need to know. (Julie Percha/The Washington Post)

In case you haven’t been checking in here on The Fix daily (or hourly -- or every minute), House Republicans are gearing up for a major leadership reshuffle, voting Thursday to elect a new majority leader and whip.

Yep, you’ve heard those titles before, and you’ve definitely heard Virginia congressman Eric Cantor’s name by now. But don't be afraid to ask: What’s a majority leader and whip actually do, anyway?

Chris Cillizza and PostTV have all you need to know. It’s like “Schoolhouse Rock!” (but without the singing - you're welcome).

Julie Percha is a video producer/editor on the PostTV politics team
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