The Vice-President of the United States is the President of the US Senate. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States, became President of the Senate on January 20, 2009. He is not a member of the Senate but can vote in case of a tie vote. The Vice President of the United States presides over the US Senate. He cannot vote unless there is a tie vote. But on a daily basis, this role is fulfilled by a senior senator, the President pro tempore, or his designates.
Joe Biden is the current US Vice President. His term will expire on Jan. 20, 2017. Patrick Leahy, from Vermont is the senate president pro tempore which is a position elected by the Senate and filled by a senior senator.
The Vice President of the US holds this position. He can vote in case of a tie vote, but due to closure rules, it takes 60% to pass anything and he can not vote to create the 60%. The vice-president acts as the president of the Senate. Right now, that person is named Joe Biden. ~President of the Senate: Joe Biden (Since January 20, 2009) ~President pro tempore: Robert Byrd (Since January, 4, 2007) ~Source: US Senate: Senators Home~ http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/senators/a_three_sections_with_teasers/leadership.htm
A 35-member team that included Afghans and foreign legal experts spent a year working on the draft constitution. At a nationwide series of public meetings, nearly a half-million Afghans were asked what they thought should be included in the constitution. The draft was written in relative secrecy and, after several delays, the final version was released in November 2003. Beginning in mid-December, a constitutional loya jirga, or grand council, consisting of a diverse set of Afghan representatives appointed by provincial authorities and transitional government officials, began to debate the document. It was approved after three weeks of council sessions.
23 year fight for a new Constitution
There have been 94 amendments so far, the last on 12th June 2006 which includes changes in Article 15 ,adding a sub-clause to it 15(e). Article 164 sub-clause(1) has implemented the words Jharkhand and Chattisgarh as add ons'. There have been 94 amendments so far, the last on 12th June 2006 which includes changes in Article 15 ,adding a sub-clause to it 15(e). Article 164 sub-clause(1) has implemented the words Jharkhand and Chattisgarh as add ons'. But till date I must say there are more than 100 amendments in our constitution. The figure is about104.
Hi, this is Amit,
As I found out, there are till date, 20 more amendments , among which some are under consideration (like 108 th amendment - Womens Bill) and others are done.
113 amendments have taken place.But not sure whether 113 th amendment has been passed?
hii dis z Mahendra.
In my view,there z 114th amendment has been passed,that was related to highcourt judges retirement age increased from 62 to 65..
highcourt judges retirement age increased from 60 to 62 by the constitution of(15th Amendment),1963..