Talk:U.S. Presidential line of succession

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this is NOT simple english???!!!!!!! AND WHY dont they have SPANISH as OTHER LANGUES ????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Italic text -- (talk) 22:34, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Probably because nobody wrote this page on the Spanish Wikipedia. If there's something you think could be simplified, you can simplify it. πr2 22:36, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect link[change source]

{{editsemiprotected}} The link for Thomas A Shannon, acting Secretary of State, points to a joke version which should be deleted. The correct page and his bio is:

{{editsemiprotected}} Dana Boente is the current Acting Attorney General, replacing Sally Yates at 6th in line. He has no party affiliation.

Secretary of state is now Rex Tillerson. Thus needs updating Nospin76 (talk) 16:14, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Already done. All are done, quite a while ago. Zhangj1079 (T|C) 01:26, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Chief Justice[change source]

Why is the Chief Justice mentioned as not being in the line of succession during Lincoln's assassination and Johnson's impeachment? Was the Chief Justice ever in the line of succession? The entire "Previous lines of succession" section is very poorly written.

Please update[change source]

This page has Sally Yates as Attorney General, when it's now Jeff Sessions. Others probably also out of date. Please someone keep an eye on this page, as things are changing fast.11 Arlington (talk) 21:43, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

I'd be happy to help edit and update this, but it won't allow me to. Can I get permission? Iamvered (talk) 05:09, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Ditto. Secretary of State should be updated to Rex Tillerson. Narsil (talk) 17:16, 16 February 2017 (UTC) Narsil (talk) 17:16, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

I've added Rex Tillerson in as the Secretary of State. I'll try and update the rest of the list tomorrow if it hasn't already been done. --Druddigon (talk | contributions) 00:02, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
I just updated the succession list based on what is on the En.Eiki page. @Iamvered: your account is over 4 days old so all you have to do is make 7 more changes and then your account will become Autoconfirmed. When your account is autoconfirmed you will be able to edit semi protected pages like this one. --Druddigon (talk | contributions) 13:56, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Please change secretary of agriculture from "Michael Scuse" to "Mike Young"[change source]


Mike Young is the current acting secretary of agriculture. See the non-simplified page for confirmation ( Party affiliation is still correct (D).

Velocitay (talk) 07:03, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

I've changed it to match the English Wikipedia page.--Druddigon (talk | contributions) 12:06, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Some Amplification Needed?[change source]

According to the article, "The most recent law about the line of successions passed in 1947." DHS didn't even exist until 2001, so the inclusion of its Director in the Line of Succession could not have been explicitly called out in the 1947 law.

I think some discussion of how the Line is modified as changes are made in Cabinet-level appointee structure, as new agencies are introduced, and old ones are consolidated or eliminated, is in order!

Attorney General[change source]

Matthew Whitaker is not in the presidential line. He is in an acting capacity and was not confirmed by the Senate

This is correct. Per The Presidential Succession Act (3 USC 19(e)), only those Secretaries who have been confirmed by the Senate are in the line of succession. Since a major part of the academic controversy surrounding Whitaker is that he was never confirmed by the Senate to serve in any capacity, he also wouldn't be in the line of succession.--2600:1702:1B0:3480:E8CF:2D59:559C:7208 (talk) 03:20, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Removed for now. Easy enough to put him back if the Senate confirms him. StevenJ81 (talk) 00:39, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Actually, it's a good question whether the Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein, shouldn't be slotted in here as the highest Justice Department official who has been confirmed by the Senate. But since this stands to be a short-term situation, it's not worth creating a fuss about that. StevenJ81 (talk) 01:57, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Speaker[change source]

Just to make things clear going forward:

  • Ryan is Speaker until 12:00 noon (US Eastern Time, UTC-5) on 3 January 2019.
  • It's not clear if he actually remains speaker between that time and the time that the House elects its new Speaker, which is the first order of business that day, especially as he will no longer be a member of the House.
  • In any event, by about 12:30 pm EST I expect Rep. Pelosi to be Speaker. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:17, 27 December 2018 (UTC)