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Presidential succession (other than the Vice President) is ordered by laws passed by Congress.

Laws that established or re-sequenced the line of succession include:

Presidential Succession Act (1792) - Senate president pro tempore and House speaker next in line

Presidential Succession Act (1886) - Cabinet replaced legislative successors

Presidential Succession Act (1947) - re-added Speaker/president pro tempore in reverse order

Postal Reorganization Act (1970) - removed Postmaster General

Renewal of the Patriot Act (2006) - added Secretary of Homeland Security

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Referring to the United States, the US Constitution sets forth the way executive powers are set when the Vice President cannot serve as chief executive.

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In case the president is disabled the way the vice president is determined by the?

B. Presidential Succession Act.


If both the president and vice president are killed while in the office who is next in the order of succession?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the next in line of succession. The Speaker of the House would be the next in line of succession until a new vice president is sworn into office.


What amendments deal with presidential succession?

The twenty-fifth Amendment in the only one related to presidential succession. It allows the Vice President to take office, and allows the President to temporarily give up his powers, and later retake them, and allows the Vice President and Cabinet to collectively temporarily remove the President.Article 2, section 1 clause 6 . of the main body of the Constitution allows the Vice President to take the duties of the President, but does not explicitly make him the President. This same clause gives Congress the power to establish this order of succession but does not specify the order beyond vice president. Accordingly Congress passed a law (Title 3 of the United States Code, section 19) which specifies an order of succession for the cases where the President and Vice President are both unable to serve. See the related question for this order.


What did the constitution originally say about presidential succession?

Originally, congress was to decide who was next in line for office after the Vice President. The 25th Amendment changed presidential succession to what it is today.


When did it become law the the speaker of the house becomes president if both the president and vice president die?

The Presidential Succession Act of 1947. This gives clear order to who would become president if the President and Vice President where to die or be incapacitated and unable to perform the duties of president.

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After Barack Obama who is president?

Vice-president Joe Biden is next in line in the presidential order of succession.


According to the Presidential Succession act of 1947 which of these officers follows the vice president in the line of presidential succession of what house?

Speaker of a house.


Were is the speaker of the house in the presidential line of succession?

The Speaker would replace the President if there were no vice-president.


What is the act called the fills in the vacated positions of the president and vice president?

The Presidential Succession Act


What set the order of presidential selection?

The first successor, the vice-president, is set by the Constitution. The rest of the list was set by an act of Congress. An amendment to the Constitution provides for a method of filling a vacancy in the vice-presidency.


What governor becomes the vice president if the vice president becomes president?

Governors are not a part of the presidential order of succession. The new president appoints a new VP with the Senate's approval. The only time the order of succession kicks in is if the president and VP were to leave office (die, removed, etc.), then the Speaker of the House of Representatives would become president.


In case the president is disabled the way the vice president is determined by the?

B. Presidential Succession Act.


if the president of the United States is unable to remain in office, what is the correct order of presidential succession?

Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro tempore of the Senate, Secretary of State


If both the president and vice president are killed while in the office who is next in the order of succession?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the next in line of succession. The Speaker of the House would be the next in line of succession until a new vice president is sworn into office.


Who set the presidential succession?

The US Constitution calls for the office of vice-president and makea him the immediate successor to the President. The rest of the order of sucession is a law passed by Congress.


What amendments deal with presidential succession?

The twenty-fifth Amendment in the only one related to presidential succession. It allows the Vice President to take office, and allows the President to temporarily give up his powers, and later retake them, and allows the Vice President and Cabinet to collectively temporarily remove the President.Article 2, section 1 clause 6 . of the main body of the Constitution allows the Vice President to take the duties of the President, but does not explicitly make him the President. This same clause gives Congress the power to establish this order of succession but does not specify the order beyond vice president. Accordingly Congress passed a law (Title 3 of the United States Code, section 19) which specifies an order of succession for the cases where the President and Vice President are both unable to serve. See the related question for this order.


Who can become a president if president dies?

The Vice President is next in the order of succession.