a senator, usually a senior member of the majority party, who is chosen to preside over the Senate in the absence of the vice president.
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How to use president pro tempore in a sentence
McDougle is chairman of the chamber’s GOP caucus and Newman is the former president pro tempore.Virginia General Assembly leaders name lawmakers to new redistricting commission | Gregory S. Schneider | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Or will he simply ascend to the president pro tempore slot—dignified, venerable, respected but ultimately powerless?
Resolved, That the president pro tempore of the Senate, as a member, retain his right to vote upon all questions.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) | Thomas Hart Benton
The president pro tempore: It is before the Senate if there be no objection.
The president pro tempore: The question is on the adoption of the resolution.
Give the names of the speaker and of the president pro tempore.
William H. Crawford, president pro tempore, resumed the chair.