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Encyclopedia > President pro tempore

A President Pro Tempore is a constitutionally recognized officer of the United States Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the President of the Senate. The phrase "pro tempore" means "for the time being".


The President Pro Tempore is elected by the Senate. By custom, it is the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.


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President pro tempore of the United States Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (997 words)
In the United States, the President pro tempore of the Senate is the second-highest-ranking official of the upper house of Congress, the Senate.
The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate ex officio; the President pro tempore presides during his absence.
The President pro tempore, together with the Speaker of the House, is the authority to which declarations of presidential inability are transmitted in accordance with the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
President pro tempore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (77 words)
A President pro tempore is a constitutionally recognized officer of the senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the President of the Senate.
The phrase "pro tempore" means "for the time being".
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
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