What Is the Presiding Officer of the Senate Called?

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The Presiding Officer of the Senate is called the Presiding Officer. It is usually filled by the President of the Senate, who is the sitting Vice President. It can be filled by the President pro tempore, a position that fills in for the Vice President when he or she is unavailable. In the case of impeachment, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is called upon to be the Presiding Officer.
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