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The United States presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting president or a president-elect.

Current order Edit

This is a list of the current presidential line of succession,as specified by the United States Constitution and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 as subsequently amended to include newly created cabinet offices.

Key Democrat (D)
Republican (R)
Independent (I)
Not eligible
# Office Current officer
1 Vice President of the United States Vacant
2 Speaker of the House
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Edison Davids (D)
4 Secretary of State
5 Secretary of the Treasury
6 Secretary of Defense
7 Attorney General David Rosen (D)
Secretary of the Interior
8 Secretary of Agriculture
9 Secretary of Commerce
10 Secretary of Labor
11 Secretary of Health and Human Services
12 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
13 Secretary of Transportation
14 Secretary of Energy
15 Secretary of Education
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs
17 Secretary of Homeland Security

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