United States Presidential line of succession

United States Presidential line of succession

I was in a class on Tuesday with state and local agencies regarding "Continuity of Operations" in case of disasters. There are so many possibilities. In case the worst case scenario becomes reality... you must have a plan. One interesting bit of information that we learned was the "Presidential Succession". Everybody knows that if the President were unable to perform, that the Vice President is to step in. Many folks know that if the Vice President is also unable to perform, that the Speaker of the House is next in line. But the line goes much deeper. Here it is. Vice President Speaker of the House President Pro Tempore of the Senate Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Labor Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Energy Secretary of Education Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Homeland Security How about Kansas? Statute 75-126: Disability of governor; successors to office of governor. In the event of the disability of the governor, the lieutenant governor shall assume the powers and duties of the governor until the disability is removed. Whenever the governor is disabled and the lieutenant governor is unable to assume the powers and duties of the governor for the reason that the office of lieutenant governor is vacant or for the reason that the lieutenant governor is disabled, the president of the senate shall assume the powers and duties of the governor until the disability of the governor is removed. Whenever the governor is disabled and the lieutenant governor and president of the senate are both unable to assume the powers and duties of the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives shall assume the powers and duties of the governor until the disability of the governor is removed.
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