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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 28, 2001
Executive Order on Succession in Department of Treasury
Executive Order Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of the Treasury
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including Subchapter III of Chapter 33 of title 5 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered that:
Section 1. Subject to the provisions of section 3 of this Executive Order, the officers named in section 2, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) during any period when both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (Deputy Secretary) have died, resigned, or are otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary.
Sec. 2. Order of Succession.
(a) Under Secretaries of the Treasury (including the Under Secretary
of the Treasury for Enforcement), in the order in which they
shall have taken the oath of office as such officers;
(b) General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury; and
(c) Deputy Under Secretaries of the Treasury and those Assistant
Secretaries of the Treasury appointed by the President by and
with the consent of the Senate, in the order in which they shall
have taken the oath of office as such officers.
Sec. 3. Exceptions.
(a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section
2(a)-(c) in an acting capacity shall act as Secretary pursuant to
this Executive Order.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Executive Order, the
President retains discretion, to the extent
permitted by Subchapter III of Chapter 33 of title 5 of the
United States Code, to depart from this Executive Order in
designating an acting Secretary.
Sec. 4. Executive Order 11822 of December 10, 1974, is hereby revoked.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 18, 2001.
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