Who's next in line after the speaker of the house?
The president, vice president, and speaker of the house all go on vacation to Hawaii.... BUT a volcano erupts. opps! So who takes over? Or are we all doomed?
- WRGLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye
1 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House John Boehner
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner
6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates†
7 Attorney General Eric Holder
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
10 Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
11 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan
14 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
15 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
16 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
18 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
- jaymes_07Lv 79 years ago
President Pro Temp of the Senate (This is the person appointed to oversea the Senate when the Senate President, the Vice President, is not present).
Then Secretary of State, then Treasury, then Defense, then Attorney General. The list goes on to cover the rest of the cabinet in the order that the other cabinet posts were established. In all their are 18 people in the succession line, ending with Secretary of Homeland Security.
- Anonymous9 years ago
I always think it is the amp or the DVD player that should come after the speaker. Unless you get good source driving the speaker, there is no point.