Talk:President pro tempore of the United States Senate

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President pro tempore (other than the United States)[edit]

President pro tempore redirects to this page. I don't think it should, as there are presidents pro tempore in other countries as well (such as the Philippines, to name one). -TheCoffee 05:56, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Make a disambiguation page and check for links that need to be changed, then. john k 17:50, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)

'As of'[edit]

Is there any good reason 'as of' (at the beginning of the last sentance of the first paragraph) is a wiki link? 'As of' doesn't seem to be that complicated a phrase, and it being a link is clearly not a typo. Tkessler 20:37, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)

If you follow the link, it points to a project page about the use of "as of..." links. Basically, you try to keep article pages from being date-sensitive; however, when this is unavoidable, you attach a link whose target is as of yyyy, where yyyy is a year. This helps people to keep track of the pages which may expire so that they can keep them up to date. Please see Wikipedia:as of and Wikipedia:Avoid statements that will date quickly for more information about these topics. — DLJessup 03:02, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Illogical statement[edit]

Senator Robert Byrd, the President pro tempore at the time, took the place of Vice President Dick Cheney, who was still under Secret Service and military protection as a precaution against an attempt on President Bush's life.

The final part of this sentence makes no sense. Why would the VP be under protection if the President's life was in danger?

Someone please clarify this. If I did, I'd go with 'as the evil Dr. Cheney was secreted in his headquarters, planning to kill thousands of Iraqis.' So you obviously don't want me doing it...

Citation tag[edit]

Who put the citation tag on the main article in full? What areas did he/she feel were lacking citations or needed verification?

Order of succession history[edit]

The article makes this claim: The President pro tempore and the Speaker of the House were removed from the presidential line of succession in 1886. Both were restored to it in 1947… I know what changed in 1947, because the article mentions the Presidential succession act of 1947. But it makes no mention of what changed in 1886. Obviously, the rules of succession changed. Shouldn't there be a mention of what happened? —MiguelMunoz (talk) 07:38, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've just made sure of the reference, which gives an explanation, in part that the PPT was removed from the succession in 1886 due to concerns that that senator wasn't likely to have requisite executive experience for the presidency, and restored to the succession in 1947 due to Truman's concerns that the secretary of state wasn't necessarily politically experienced enough. Should some context along those lines be added to the article itself? Dhtwiki (talk) 23:08, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you have a reliable source for the context, yes. meamemg (talk) 23:43, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

President pro tempore 2019[edit]

Today is September 22, 2019, and Chuck Grassley is President Pro Tempore. However, a google search of "president pro tempore 2019" says "President: The current President pro tempore of the Senate is Utah Republican Orrin Hatch. Elected on January 6, 2015, he is the 90th person to serve in this office. wikipedia.org". I do not know how to fix this, but hope someone can. Karin D. E. Everett (talk) 19:35, 22 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia does not have control over content from Google. I would suggest you use the "Feedback" option for Google. – Wallyfromdilbert (talk) 19:57, 22 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]