Tag: RS21553

Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Senate (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Senate The Senate, as distinct from the House of Representatives, although each body is a “house” or “chamber” of Congress. Established by the Constitution, Article I, Section 3. The size of the Senate, currently 100 members, is established by the Constitution (“The Senate of the […]

President of the Senate / President Pro Tempore (CongressionalGlossary.com)

President of the Senate / President Pro Tempore (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms President of the Senate / President Pro Tempore photo credit: gualtiero President of the Senate: Under the Constitution (Article I, Section 3), the Vice President of the United States presides over the Senate and is allowed to cast a vote in the event of a […]

Presiding Officer (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Presiding Officer (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Presiding Officer photo credit: Wonderlane Senate: A majority-party senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the Senate’s rules, practices and precedents. House: The Speaker is the presiding officer in the House of […]