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Civics 101 – Episode 45: Speaker of the House

Posted By Filiz Yargici On August 17, 2017 @ 9:25 pm In | Comments Disabled

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 45: “The Speaker of the House is second in the presidential line of succession, after the Vice President and ahead of the President pro tempore of the Senate. The person elected to the Speakership wields a fair amount of power not only in the House of Representatives, but also within their party, but what exactly does a Speaker do? And how does someone end up in that position?…”

Listen to podcast (15:36): https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep45 [1]

 


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