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Presidential Succession Act of 1790

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1st Congress

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

Mr. Owens, for himself, introduced,

A BILL,

An Act to establish a line of succession to the Presidency.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 1. - Title

(A) This act shall be titled the Presidential Succession Act of 1790.

Section 2. - Line of Succession

(A) In the event that the President of the United States resign, die in office, or be removed through impeachment the line of succession is as follows -

(1) Vice President

(2) Speaker of the House

(3) President pro tempore

(4) Secretary of State

(5) Secretary of Treasury

(B) In the event that none in the Presidential line of succession remain alive it shall fall first to the Congressman of highest seniority  in the House of Representatives and second to the Senator of the highest seniority in the Senate.

Section 3. - Creation of New Executive Departments

(A) Shall a new executive department be created under the executive branch, said department shall be entered into the Presidential Line of Succession in the order formed.

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GAVEL

The House is now in session. The following bill will be debated for no more than 72 hours.

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Passes the Senate by UC.

This bill has passed Congress and is recommended to the President for his signature or veto.

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