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The president pro-tempore of the senate who is a senator and mostly the oldest majority senator might be considered at the head of the Senate. The actual chairing of Senate meetings is done by various presiding officers, often junior senators.

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In the absence of the U.S. Vice President (Joseph Biden), the presiding officer is the Senate's President Pro Tempore (Sen. Robert Byrd). However, most Senate proceedings are actually presided over by freshman senators, to give them experience in dealing with the Senate rules and procedures.

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