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If they win, Ryan should re-assume the Constitutional role of President of the Senate
After doing some research, which turned into a huge duh moment, I realize if Romney/Ryan win and the Dems hold the Senate, Ryan, by his title and authority, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, can UNshelve and call for a vote on any bill he chooses.

Hairy Dweeb has no Constitutional authority whatsoever, his position of Majority Leader

That is made up BS that been used to undermine the VP's authority...

The VP can't vote unless there's a tie but he can tell them what to vote on and when...

If they can't take over the Senate, they can at least run it and tell Harry to sit down, shut up and vote on what we say to vote on...

Hairy has no more authority than Rand Paul...

If I'm wrong, show me in the Constitution where it mentions a Majority Leader in the Senate in a time when there were no organized parties!...

That position is extra-constitutional and with no power other than what his colleagues give him... they do vote differently when they actually have to put their name on something...

Hairy didn't hold up bills he thought would make the Reps look bad, did he?....

He didn't want his members to have to back something that would have hurt them politically voting against it...A real VP could change that...
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
Cool find. Something that's worthy of posting!
I wonder how many people don't know this (I didn't). I bet you plenty of senators don't either.
The law? The law is a human institution...
Absolutely right:

This from the US senate homepage.

There are only two constitutionally mandated positions in the senate. The rest are political party designates with no real power other than what has been gained through tradition. However, this job seems to have faded away.
Quote:United States

While vice presidents used to regularly preside over the Senate, modern vice presidents have done so only rarely—vice presidents usually only preside to swear in new senators, during joint sessions, and when casting a tie-breaking vote. The Senate chooses a president pro tempore to preside in the vice president's absence. Modern presidents pro tempore, too, rarely preside over the Senate. In practice, the junior senators of the majority party typically preside in order to learn Senate procedure.

The current Vice President of the United States and President of the United States Senate is Joe Biden.

Only twice in U.S. history has the Vice President been from a different political party from that of the President, namely when Democrat Andrew Johnson was vice president under Republican Abraham Lincoln and Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson was vice president under Federalist John Adams; a situation that in part prompted the later adoption of the Twelfth Amendment to prevent such a situation from reoccurring.[8]

The vice president holds a tie-breaking (or "casting") vote in the Senate. Vice presidents have cast 242 tie-breaking votes. The vice president with the most tie breaking votes is John Adams with 29.
Gold Star awarded.

This is correct. It has not been done for decades, but it is in the Constitution.

We discussed this in DC this last June when I had to go for training on Capitol Hill.

One thing people don't realize it that the House and Senate make up their own rules.

How they are supposed to function is not really specified in the Constitution.
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