Currently, the Democratic Party is the majority party within the United States Senate, indicating that the Senate is composed of more Democratic Senators than Republican Senators. It is important to note that this can change following a Senate election. Senate Democrats are responsible for representing the interests and values of the Democratic Party within the United States Senate, during debates and voting procedures detailed in the Senators schedule.
There are Senate Democrats from a variety of different states. For example, Danial Akaka is a Democratic Senator from the state of Hawaii, Mark Begich was elected to the Senate by the state of Alaska, and Richard Durban represents Illinois. Montana, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Minnesota, just to name a few, are also represented by Democratic Senators.
The current President Pro Tempore is Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat from the State of Hawaii. Due to the fact that the Democratic Party is currently the majority party within the Senate, the Majority leader and the Majority Whip are both members of the Democratic Party. The Majority Leader is Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada.
Senator Harry Reid is responsible for overseeing and managing the Democratic Party within the Senate. The Assistance Majority Leader, also known as the Majority Whip, is Richard Durbin, a Democratic Senator representing the state of Illinois. Senator Durbin functions to ensure that all Democratic Senators vote accordingly and work to uphold the values of the Democratic Party. In addition to the Senate, the Democratic Party is also currently the majority party within the House of Representatives.