Who was the US senate president pro tempore in 2007?
Who choses the president pro tempore?
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If a senate seat needs to be filled because of an emergency who is in charg of filling it?
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Who is the substitute for the president of the senate?
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Who is the president pro tempore of the senate right now?
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Who is after the President Pro Tempore of the Senate?
Who is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate?
In the event that you are mixing up "Speaker pro tempore" of the House of Representatives and "President pro tempore" of the Senate, I will explain both. The Speaker pro tempore is any member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House to preside over the House. This position is normally delegated to a member of the same political party. The President pro tempore of the Senate is the senior Senator of the majority party and is third in line of succession for the presidency after the Vice President (the President of the Senate) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The current (as of November, 2007) President pro tempore of the Senate is Robert Byrd (D) West Virginia.
Who is in charge of the Senate when President of the Senate is absent?
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In what house does the President Pro-Tempore occur?
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Who is the Presidential Pro Tempore of The Senate now in 2007?
The President Pro Tempore of the US Senate is the highest ranking Senator in the Senate, and the 2nd highest ranking official of the Senate (the Vice-President is the highest ranking official). Normally the Vice President is supposed to preside over the Senate, but in the Vice President's absence, the President Pro Tempore can preside over the Senate for the VP. However, in modern times, neither the VP or the President Pro Tempore presides - the duty is often delegated to Junior Senators to help them learn parliamentary procedure. Though the job is mandated by the Constitution, the President Pro Tempore is considered by many to be a largely ceremonial job. The President Pro Tempore is also 3rd in line in the succession to the presidency, after the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. The current President Pro Tempore is Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.