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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

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)
# Office Current officer
1 Vice President of the United States
2 Speaker of the House Rep. McCarthy.
3 President pro tempore of the Senate
4 Secretary of State Catherine Durant
5 Secretary of the Treasury Michael Kern
6 Secretary of Defense Davis
7 Attorney General Martha Wilson
8 Secretary of the Interior
9 Secretary of Agriculture
10 Secretary of Commerce
11 Secretary of Labor
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Meredith Lee
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
14 Secretary of Transportation
15 Secretary of Energy
16 Secretary of Education
17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs
18 Secretary of Homeland Security