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The express powers of the vice president of the United States are to be the presiding officer of the Senate, to act as a ceremonial assistant, to cast the swaying vote if there is a tie in the Senate and to be prepared t... More »

The primary role of the vice president of the United States is to be prepared to take over the duties of the president, should the president be unable to perform his duties due to resignation, death or another incapacita... More »

The president pro tempore is the senatorial official who serves as president of the Senate when the vice president is absent. President pro tempore means "president for a time." More »

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