Secretary Raimondo

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was the designated survivor for President Biden’s State of the Union

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is the designated survivor for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, according to multiple reports.

Designated survivors sit out the State of the Union address in case disaster strikes

Raimondo, the former Governor of Rhode Island, is tenth in the presidential line of succession.
The presidential line of succession is outlined in the Presidential Succession Act of 1792.
The current line of succession is:
  1. Vice President Kamala Harris
  2. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
  3. President Pro Tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy
  4. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
  5. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen
  6. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin
  7. Attorney General Merrick Garland
  8. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
  9. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  10. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
  11. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh
  12. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra
  13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge
  14. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
  15. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
  16. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough


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