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 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
John Adams, the first Vice President, described it as "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." Even 150 years later, 32nd Vice President John Nance Garner famously described the office as "not worth a pitcher of warm piss" (at the time reported with the bowdlerization "spit").
The 12th Amendment discourages the Vice President from legally residing in the same state as the President, as Electors must vote for at least one candidate not in the same state as themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (3221 words)

  
 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government.
The 12th Amendment discourages the Vice President from legally residing in the same state as the President, as Electors must vote for at least one candidate not in the same state as themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (3248 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Vice Presidential Tie-Breaking Votes
Since 1789, the vice president has cast 242 tie-breaking votes.
The first vice president, John Adams (pictured), still holds the record, having broken a tie in the Senate 29 times during his two terms in office.
According to the Constitution of the United States, "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided" (Article I, Section 3).
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/generic/Tie_Breaking_Votes.htm   (120 words)

  
 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
One duty required of President of the Senate is presiding over the counting and presentation of the votes of the U.S. Electoral College.
Their other functions are as a drafter and spokesperson for the administration's policy, as an adviser to the President, as Chairman of the Board of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as a Member of the board of the Smithsonian Institution, and as a symbol of American concern or support.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (3350 words)

  
 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
To hold the office, the Vice President must satisfy the same constitutional qualifications as the President; that is, the Vice President must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least thirty-five years of age and a resident of the United States for 14 years.
John Adams, the first Vice President, described it as "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." Even 150 years later, 32nd Vice President John Nance Garner famously described the office as "not worth a pitcher of warm piss" (at the time reported with the bowdlerization "spit").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States_of_America   (2723 words)

  
 Vice President of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong convention within the U.S. Senate that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
The 12th Amendment discourages the Vice President from legally residing in the same state as the President, as Electors must vote for at least one candidate not in the same state as themselves.
The Vice President must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least thirty-five years of age and a resident of the U.S. for 14 years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Vice_President   (3297 words)

  
 Wikinfo Vice President of the United States
There is a strong convention within the United States Senate, that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
The Vice President of the United States of America becomes the President upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the former President.
Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (890 words)

  
 Wikinfo Vice President of the United States
There is a strong convention within the United States Senate, that the Vice President not use his position as President of the Senate to influence the passage of legislation or act in a partisan manner, except in the case of breaking tie votes.
The Vice President of the United States of America becomes the President upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the former President.
Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed by the President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Vice_President_of_the_United_States   (890 words)

  
 Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the Twelfth Amendment provides that the votes of a majority of Senators are required to arrive at a choice; thus, the sitting Vice President is denied the power to cast a tie-breaking vote in these circumstances.
The Twelfth Amendment, proposed by the U.S. Congress on December 9, 1803 and ratified by the requisite number of state legislatures on June 15, 1804, required electors to cast two distinct votes: one for President and another for Vice President.
In order to prevent deadlocks from keeping the nation leaderless, the Twelfth Amendment provided that if the House could not choose a President before March 4 (at that time the first day of a Presidential term), the individual elected Vice President would act as President until one could be chosen by the House.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1570 words)

  
 Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the Twelfth Amendment provides that the votes of a majority of Senators are required to arrive at a choice; thus, the sitting Vice President is denied the power to cast a tie-breaking vote.
The Twelfth Amendment, proposed by the U.S. Congress on December 9, 1803 and ratified by the requisite number of state legislatures on June 15, 1804, required electors to cast two distinct votes: one for President and another for Vice President.
The Twelfth Amendment does not preclude the election of a President and Vice President from the same state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1343 words)

  
 Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the Twelfth Amendment provides that the votes of a majority of Senators are required to arrive at a choice; thus, the sitting Vice President is denied the power to cast a tie-breaking vote in these circumstances.
Furthermore, the Twelfth Amendment explictly precluded from being Vice President those ineligible to be President: people under thirty-five years of age, those who have not inhabited the United States for at least fourteen years, and those who are not natural-born citizens.
In order to prevent deadlocks from keeping the nation leaderless, the Twelfth Amendment provided that if the House could not choose a President before March 4 (at that time the first day of a Presidential term), the individual elected Vice President would act as President until one could be chosen by the House.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1343 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of United States Senators
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (288 words)

  
 List of United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/List+of+United+States+Senators   (288 words)

  
 List of Current United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (292 words)

  
 List of Current United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (292 words)

  
 List of United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Until 1913 Senators were chosen by the state legislatures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (372 words)

  
 List of United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Each state elects two senators to the United States Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (372 words)

  
 List of United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Until 1913 Senators were chosen by the state legislatures.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_United_States_Senators   (339 words)

  
 ipedia.com: List of United States Senators Article
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
List of All Current Governors of U.S. States
www.ipedia.com /list_of_united_states_senators.html   (348 words)

  
 List of United States Senators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with the duty of presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
However, in practice, the Vice President rarely enters the Senate chamber, and the members of the Senate choose a President pro tempore (usually the most senior member of the majority party) to stand in the Vice President's absence.
Until 1913 Senators were chosen by the state legislatures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators   (348 words)

  
 United States Senate - Open Encyclopedia
The Vice President of the United States also serves as President of the Senate and is empowered with presiding over all proceedings and breaking tie votes.
A procedural issue of the early Senate was what role should the vice president, the President of the Senate have?
Senators are elected by their state as a whole; if both Senate seats are contested in one election year, the elections will be separate and all voters in the state will cast votes for one candidate in each of the two races.
open-encyclopedia.com /United_States_Senate   (4259 words)

  
 The United States Senate
The Vice President is considered a member (Senate President) and acts as the tie-breaking vote in matters where a 50-50 tie has occurred.
This is the only time the Vice President votes in the Senate.
According to the Constitution of the United States, Senators are to be chosen by their respective state legislatures, however; in 1912, the unconstitutional Article XVII was proposed and was ratified in 1913.
www.juntosociety.com /government/senate.htm   (663 words)

  
 The United States Senate
The Vice President is considered a member (Senate President) and acts as the tie-breaking vote in matters where a 50-50 tie has occurred.
This is the only time the Vice President votes in the Senate.
According to the Constitution of the United States, Senators are to be chosen by their respective state legislatures, however; in 1912, the unconstitutional Article XVII was proposed and was ratified in 1913.
www.juntosociety.com /government/senate.htm   (663 words)

  
 The United States Senate
The Vice President is considered a member (Senate President) and acts as the tie-breaking vote in matters where a 50-50 tie has occurred.
This is the only time the Vice President votes in the Senate.
Since a Senator represents an entire state, he/she has a more diverse electorate and must be concerned with a broader range of views and interests than a Member of the House with a narrower constituency.
www.juntosociety.com /government/senate.htm   (663 words)

  
 Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the Twelfth Amendment provides that the votes of a majority of Senators are required to arrive at a choice; thus, the sitting Vice President is denied the power to cast a tie-breaking vote in these circumstances.
In order to prevent deadlocks from keeping the nation leaderless, the Twelfth Amendment provided that if the House could not choose a President before March 4 (at that time the first day of a Presidential term), the individual elected Vice President would act as President until one could be chosen by the House.
The Twelfth Amendment introduced a quorum requirement of two-thirds for the conduct of balloting.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Twelfth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1599 words)

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