The Resource Presidential succession : perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation, Thomas H. Neale

Presidential succession : perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation, Thomas H. Neale

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Presidential succession : perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation
Title
Presidential succession
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perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation
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Thomas H. Neale
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eng
Summary
Presidential succession was widely considered to be a settled issue prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. These events demonstrated the potential to disable both the legislative and executive branches of government, and raised the question of whether current arrangements are adequate to guarantee continuity in government under such circumstances. Members' concerns may be heightened as the 110th Congress prepares not only for its successor, but a change of administration, as well. Is the United States Government at greater risk of terrorist attack during this period of transition? Are present arrangements adequate to ensure continuity in the presidency in the event of a "worst-case" scenario? Some analysts and Members of Congress advocate modifications to existing laws to eliminate gaps and enhance procedures in the area of presidential succession. Subsequent to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a range of legislation relating to presidential succession has been introduced. To date, the change has been incremental: on March 9, 2006, the President signed the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 into law (H.R. 3199, Representative James Sensenbrenner, P.L. 109-177, 120 Stat. 192). Title V, Section 503 of this act revised the order of presidential succession to incorporate the Secretary of Homeland Security as 18th in the line, following the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In the 110th Congress, Representative Brad Sherman has introduced H.R. 540, which would: (1) expand the line of succession to include U.S. ambassadors to major foreign nations ; (2) make technical revisions to existing succession provisions in the U.S. Code; (3) declare the sense of Congress that the political parties should adopt procedures for the replacement of presidential and vice presidential candidates who die or are incapacitated before electoral votes are cast; and (4) declare the sense of Congress that outgoing Presidents should cooperate with Presidents-elect to insure that an incoming administration's cabinet officers should be nominated, approved and installed by inauguration. One other proposal, H.J. Res. 4, the Every Vote Counts Amendment, introduced by Representative Gene Green, deals with presidential succession within the broader context of electoral college reform. This report will be updated as events warrant
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Neale, Thomas H
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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non fiction
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CRS report for Congress
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RL34692
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  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
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Presidential succession : perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation, Thomas H. Neale
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  • "October 3, 2008."
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed Oct 3, 2008)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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31 unnumbered pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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digital, PDF file.
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  • (OCoLC)261480620
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Label
Presidential succession : perspectives, contemporary analysis, and 110th Congress proposed legislation, Thomas H. Neale
Publication
Note
  • "October 3, 2008."
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed Oct 3, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
31 unnumbered pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)261480620
  • (OCoLC)ocn261480620
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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