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What is the role of the Vice President?

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May 11, 2012 9:06PM

The Vice President is President of the Senate and has the power to break a tie on votes in the Senate. The Vice President is also the successor to the Presidency if the President cannot continue serving in office. Vice Presidents have become more involved and more powerful in recent years. They serve as close advisers to the president and often bolster the presidents credentials because of their previous experience in government.