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U.S. Senate President Pro Tem
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U.S. Senate President Pro Tem


The President pro tem of the Senate has less power than the Speaker of the House because in the Senate, most of the power resides with the party leaders.
  (senate majority leader) third in line as commander and chief; officer of the senate who theoretically presides over the chamber in the absence of the United States Vice President
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In theory, the Vice President of the United States presides over the Senate, but in practice the Vice President is seldom in the senate, so the duty falls to the President Pro Tem (or pro tempore). In practice, the mundane duty is typically delegated to junior senators of the majority party. The President pro tem is elected by the Senate, but by custom is the most senior senator in the majority party (the majority leader).
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