president pro tempore

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president pro tem·po·re

n. pl. presidents pro tempore
The senator who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president.

pres′ident pro tem′pore

a senator, usu. a senior member of the majority party, who is chosen to preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice president.
Also called pres′ident pro tem′.
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The Senate shall choose their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice-President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
The Senate President Pro Tempore acknowledged that Duterte, in imposing the earmark, made the 'right drug prescription.'
The Senate President Pro Tempore, second highest rank official in the Senate, pointed out that in Metro Manila alone, some 11,530 vehicles were being registered monthly.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
The Constitution further requires in Article 47 that the Senate shall elect once every six years a President Pro Tempore who shall preside in the absence of the President of the Senate, and that such officers shall ensure the proper functioning of the Senate.
Permanent Acting President Pro Tempore of the Senate, 1964-2013
He is pictured with, left to right: Virginia Maldonado Samatulski of the Bridgeport, Conn., Board of Zoning Appeals; Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Ariz.; HELO President Carlos Silva, president pro tempore, Bridgeport, Conn.; and Tony Ortiz, commissioner, Orlando, Fla.
Malia Bennett, Senate communications director, interviewed the first 14 term-limited members to help provide a "candid picture of how the Senate as an institution has changed over the past 50 years." Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee calls the collection "an important narrative of the history and politics of the Oklahoma Senate from those who actually lived it."
In 1995, she accepted a position as district representative to former State Senate President Pro Tempore John Burton and helped constituents deal with vexing issues involving licensing, job training, tax issues, unemployment, and Medi-Cal.
Two local TV stations covered the campaign; state senate president pro tempore Robert Geddes, a Republican who was the amendment's senate sponsor, told one that the stickers were wrong "because I think everybody has the same rights here in Idaho, and we're not taking anybody's rights away."
The Senate is not a defendant in the lawsuit against the House, but Senate President Pro Tempore Robert D.
* As 25th Ward alderman and president pro tempore of the Chicago City Council, Daniel Solis is perhaps UNO's most successful alumnus.