Tag: Senate Majority Leader

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 […]

Wall Street Reform Bill Passes Senate

Wall Street Reform Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, the Senate had come to an agreement on its Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act conference report by a 60-39 vote. The bill has now gone to President Barack Obama, who will sign it into law later this week. The final Senate vote marks the culmination of a two-year effort launched […]