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Saturday, November 5, 2016

WHAT IS THE CURRENT ORDER OF POWER OF THE WHITE HOUSE: HERE ARE THE TOP 17 THAT ARE IN COMMAND AFTER THE PRESIDENT

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. The succession follows the order of Vice President, Speaker of the House, President pro tempore of the Senate, and the cabinet, which currently has fifteen members, beginning with the Secretary of State.
KeyEligible Democrat (D)
Eligible Republican (R)
Not eligible
No.OfficeCurrent officer
1Vice PresidentJoe Biden (D)
2Speaker of the House of RepresentativesPaul Ryan (R)
3President pro tempore of the SenateOrrin Hatch (R)
4Secretary of StateJohn Kerry (D)
5Secretary of the TreasuryJack Lew (D)
6Secretary of DefenseAsh Carter (D)
7Attorney GeneralLoretta Lynch (D)
Secretary of the InteriorSally Jewell (D)[a]
8Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsack (D)
9Secretary of CommercePenny Pritzker (D)
10Secretary of LaborThomas Perez (D)
11Secretary of Health and Human ServicesSylvia Mathews Burwell (D)
12Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentJuli├ín Castro (D)
13Secretary of TransportationAnthony Foxx (D)
14Secretary of EnergyErnest Moniz (D)
15Secretary of EducationJohn King (D)
16Secretary of Veterans AffairsBob McDonald (R)
17Secretary of Homeland SecurityJeh Johnson (D)
  1. Jump up ^ Not a natural-born citizen (acquired U.S. citizenship by naturalization)
    and thus ineligible for the Presidency.
Cabinet officers are in line according to the chronological order of their department's creation, or the department of which their department is the successor (the Department of Defense being successor to the Department of War and the Department of Health and Human Services being successor to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare).