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Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century: by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century: by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Rex Tillerson: Trump ‘Castrating’ Secretary Of State? | AM Joy | MSNBC
Rex Tillerson: Trump ‘Castrating’ Secretary Of State? | AM Joy | MSNBC
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: MSNBC
U.S. Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson On India
U.S. Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson On India
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: BloombergQuint
Protecting the Secretary of State | Secrets of Diplomatic Security
Protecting the Secretary of State | Secrets of Diplomatic Security
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: American Heroes Channel
Breaking News Today, Replacement For Tillerson As Secretary Of State, Trump News Today
Breaking News Today, Replacement For Tillerson As Secretary Of State, Trump News Today
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: President Trump Breaking News
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One with Jake Tapper. {Full Interview} #Breaking
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One with Jake Tapper. {Full Interview} #Breaking
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Delivers Statement On Sanctions, North Korea And More | TIME
Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Delivers Statement On Sanctions, North Korea And More | TIME
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: TIME
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson With Press on North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson With Press on North Korea
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: U.S. Department of State
Courtesy Call of Secretary Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, United States of America (USA)
Courtesy Call of Secretary Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, United States of America (USA)
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: RTVMalacanang
U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE : US IS INDIA
U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE : US IS INDIA'S 'RELIABLE PARTNER', SLAMS CHINA'S 'PROVOCATION ACTIONS'
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: Videsh TV
WATCH: Secretary of State Tillerson speaks on Qatar, Gulf nation rift
WATCH: Secretary of State Tillerson speaks on Qatar, Gulf nation rift
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Names Being Floated to Replace Rex Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of State. #POTUS #NikkiHaley
Names Being Floated to Replace Rex Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of State. #POTUS #NikkiHaley
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Secretary Of State Tillerson Refuses To Deny He Called President Trump A Moron
Secretary Of State Tillerson Refuses To Deny He Called President Trump A Moron
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: wwwMOXNEWScom
Secretary of State Tillerson Addresses Department of State Employees
Secretary of State Tillerson Addresses Department of State Employees
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Right Side Broadcasting Network
Hillary Clinton arrives for first day as US Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton arrives for first day as US Secretary of State
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
LIVE: US Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Moscow
LIVE: US Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Moscow
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Ruptly TV
Joint Press Interaction- Visit of Secretary of State of The United States of America to India
Joint Press Interaction- Visit of Secretary of State of The United States of America to India
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Ministry of External Affairs, India
Swearing in of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Swearing in of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: The White House
Rep Sean Duffy on Trump Denies Undercutting Secretary of State Tillerson. #POTUS #SeanDuffy
Rep Sean Duffy on Trump Denies Undercutting Secretary of State Tillerson. #POTUS #SeanDuffy
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
U.S SECRETARY OF STATE, REX TILLERSON TAKES ON N.KOREA & IRAN
U.S SECRETARY OF STATE, REX TILLERSON TAKES ON N.KOREA & IRAN
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Youtupe Mania
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - ANI News
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - ANI News
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: ANI News
Secretary of State John Kerry on the United States and India
Secretary of State John Kerry on the United States and India
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: seeprogress
Secretary of State Tillerson Addresses State Department
Secretary of State Tillerson Addresses State Department
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Michael McIntee
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One with Jake Tapper (Full Interview)
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One with Jake Tapper (Full Interview)
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: SamDaily Network.
Secretary of State, History and Functions of the
Secretary of State, History and Functions of the
Published: 2008/01/30
Channel: LearnMediaOfAmerica
Secretary Tillerson Meets OAS Secretary General Almagro
Secretary Tillerson Meets OAS Secretary General Almagro
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: U.S. Department of State
Extra: Inside Secretary Clinton
Extra: Inside Secretary Clinton's Office
Published: 2010/05/09
Channel: CBS News
United States Secretary of State: Dean Rusk Interview
United States Secretary of State: Dean Rusk Interview
Published: 2012/06/04
Channel: The Film Archives
Secretary of  State Tillerson meets with Baltic ministers
Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Baltic ministers
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: NTDTV
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Address to Career Diplomats
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Address to Career Diplomats
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: VOA Learning English
WTF: Trump Challenges His Secretary of State to IQ Test
WTF: Trump Challenges His Secretary of State to IQ Test
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: David Pakman Show
MAJOR: New Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks to State Department Staff - FNN
MAJOR: New Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks to State Department Staff - FNN
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: FOX 10 Phoenix
Top 10: Diplomatic talks with North Korea to continue, says US Secretary of State
Top 10: Diplomatic talks with North Korea to continue, says US Secretary of State
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: Zee News
WATCH: URGENT Press Briefing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on WORLD THREATS
WATCH: URGENT Press Briefing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on WORLD THREATS
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Golden State Times
Man on the Land and The Secretary of State
Man on the Land and The Secretary of State
Published: 2011/06/02
Channel: republicusagold
What does the Secretary of State do?
What does the Secretary of State do?
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: KimWyman
PRESS BRIEFING WITH Secretary of State REX TILLERSON on IRAN DEAL 9/20/17
PRESS BRIEFING WITH Secretary of State REX TILLERSON on IRAN DEAL 9/20/17
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Right Side Broadcasting Network
LIVE STREAM: Secretary of State Tillerson Statement 6/9/17
LIVE STREAM: Secretary of State Tillerson Statement 6/9/17
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Right Side Broadcasting Network
Secretary of State Tillerson meets Saudi foreign minister
Secretary of State Tillerson meets Saudi foreign minister
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: NTDTV
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: I ‘Never Considered Leaving’ State Department
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: I ‘Never Considered Leaving’ State Department
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: News 365
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One. {Full Interview October 15, 2017} #Breaking
Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State One-on-One. {Full Interview October 15, 2017} #Breaking
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on U.S.-India Partnership at CSIS
Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on U.S.-India Partnership at CSIS
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: U.S. Department of State
Hillary Clinton Officially Steps Down as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton Officially Steps Down as Secretary of State
Published: 2013/02/02
Channel: ABC News
Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 J Street Gala
Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 J Street Gala
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: J Street
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Gives a Statement to the Media
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Gives a Statement to the Media
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: The Daily Caller
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Addressing Iran
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Addressing Iran
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: American Military News
"Diplomacy in Action" Welcome from United States Secretary of State, John Kerry
"Diplomacy in Action" Welcome from United States Secretary of State, John Kerry
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: Smithsonian Education
Secretary of State Tillerson is "taking a little time off." (C-SPAN)
Secretary of State Tillerson is "taking a little time off." (C-SPAN)
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: C-SPAN
Foreign secretary S Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Foreign secretary S Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: The Times of India
Foreign Secretary S  Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar meets United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: NewspointTV
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Secretary of State of the United States of America
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Incumbent
Rex Tillerson

since February 1, 2017
United States Department of State
Style Mr. Secretary
Member of Cabinet, National Security Council
Reports to The President
Seat Washington, D.C.
Appointer The President
with Senate advice and consent
Term length Appointed
Constituting instrument 22 U.S.C. § 2651
Precursor United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Formation July 27, 1789; 228 years ago (1789-07-27)
First holder John Jay (acting)
Thomas Jefferson
Succession Fourth[1]
Deputy John Sullivan
Salary $205,700 annually[2]  (Executive Schedule I)[3]
Website www.state.gov/secretary/

The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States of America, and as head of the U.S. Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.[4][5]

The Secretary of State is nominated by the President of the United States and, following a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is confirmed by the United States Senate. The Secretary of State, along with the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, and Attorney General, are generally regarded as the four most important Cabinet members because of the importance in their respective departments.[6] Secretary of State is a Level I position in the Executive Schedule and thus earns the salary prescribed for that level (currently $205,700).[3]

The current Secretary of State is former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the 69th person to hold office since its creation in 1789.

Duties and responsibilities[edit]

The stated duties of the Secretary of State are as follows:[7]

  • "Supervises the United States Foreign Service" and "administers the Department of State"
  • Advises the President on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy including the appointment of diplomatic representatives to other nations and on the acceptance, recall, or dismissal of representatives from other nations
  • "Negotiates, interprets, or terminates treaties and agreements" and "conducts negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs"
  • "Personally participates in or directs U.S. representatives to international conferences, organizations, and agencies"
  • Provides information and services to U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad such as providing credentials in the form of passports
  • "Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries"
  • "Supervises the administration of the U.S. immigration policy abroad"
  • Communicates issues relating the U.S. foreign policy to Congress and to U.S. citizens
  • "Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between the U.S. and other countries"

The original duties of the Secretary of State include some domestic duties such as:[citation needed]

  • Receipt, publication, distribution, and preservation of the laws of the United States
  • Preparation, sealing, and recording of the commissions of Presidential appointees
  • Preparation and authentication of copies of records and authentication of copies under the Department's seal
  • Custody of the Great Seal of the United States
  • Custody of the records of former Secretary of the Continental Congress except for those of the Treasury and War departments

Most of the domestic functions of the Department of State have been transferred to other agencies. Those that remain include storage and use of the Great Seal of the United States, performance of protocol functions for the White House, and the drafting of certain proclamations. The Secretary also negotiates with the individual States over the extradition of fugitives to foreign countries.[8] Under Federal Law,[9] the resignation of a President or of a Vice President is only valid if declared in writing, in an instrument delivered to the office of the Secretary of State. Accordingly, the resignations of President Nixon and of Vice-President Spiro Agnew, domestic issues, were formalized in instruments delivered to the Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.

As the highest-ranking member of the cabinet, the Secretary of State is the third-highest official of the executive branch of the Federal Government of the United States, after the President and Vice President and is fourth in line to succeed the Presidency, coming after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President pro tempore of the Senate. Six Secretaries of State have gone on to be elected President. Others, including John Kerry, William Seward, Henry Clay, William Jennings Bryan and Hillary Clinton have been unsuccessful presidential candidates, either before or after their term of office as Secretary of State. Former Secretaries of State retain the right to add the title "Secretary" to their surnames.[citation needed]

As the head of the United States Foreign Service, the Secretary of State is responsible for management of the diplomatic service of the United States. The foreign service employs about 12,000 people domestically and internationally, and supports 265 United States diplomatic missions around the world, including ambassadors to various nations.[citation needed] The U.S. Secretary of State has the power to remove any foreign diplomat from U.S. soil for any reason.[citation needed]

The nature of the position means that Secretaries of State engage in travel around the world. The record for most countries visited in a secretary's tenure is 112 by Hillary Clinton.[10] Second is Madeleine Albright with 96.[11] The record for most air miles traveled in a secretary's tenure is 1.380 million miles by John Kerry.[12] Second is Condoleezza Rice's 1.059 million miles, and third is Clinton's 956,733 miles.[10]

When there is a vacancy in the office of Secretary of State, the duties are exercised either by another member of the cabinet, or, in more recent times, by a high-ranking official of the State Department until the President appoints, and the United States Senate confirms, a new Secretary.[citation needed]

What are the Qualifications of a Secretary of State? He ought to be a Man of universal Reading in Laws, Governments, History. Our whole terrestrial Universe ought to be summarily comprehended in his Mind.
John Adams[13]

Line of succession[edit]

The line of succession for the Secretary of State is as follows:[14]

  1. Deputy Secretary of State
  2. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
  3. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  4. Under Secretary of State for Management
  5. Remaining Under Secretaries of State (following in the order they took the oath of office)
    1. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
    2. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
    3. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
    4. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
  6. Assistant Secretaries of States for regional bureaus (following in the order they took the oath of office)
    1. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    2. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    3. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
    4. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
    5. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
    6. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
    7. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
  7. Other Officers (following in the order they took the oath of office)
    1. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
    2. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation
    3. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
    4. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
    5. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
    6. Legal Adviser of the Department of State
    7. Coordinator for International Information Programs
    8. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
    9. Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
    10. Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security
    11. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs
    12. Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
    13. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs
    14. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    15. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
    16. Director General of the Foreign Service
    17. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
    18. Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations
    19. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
    20. Coordinator for Counterterrorism
  8. United States Ambassador to the United Nations (New York)
  9. Deputy United States Ambassador to the United Nations (New York)
  10. Remaining U.S. representatives to the United Nations (New York) (following in the order they took the oath of office)
    1. Alternative United States Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs
    2. United States Representative to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform
    3. United States Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  11. The following Chiefs of Missions (in the following order)
    1. United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    2. United States Ambassador to Canada
    3. United States Ambassador to Australia
    4. United States Ambassador to Mexico
    5. United States Ambassador to Japan
    6. United States Ambassador to India
  12. Other officers (following in the order they took the oath of office)
    1. United States Ambassadors at Large
    2. Counselor of the United States Department of State
    3. Special Representatives of the President
  13. Remaining Chiefs of Missions (following in the order they took the oath of office)

List of Secretaries of State[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3 U.S. Code § 19 - Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act". Cornell Law School. 
  2. ^ "Pay & Leave: Salaries & Wages". Salary Table No. 2015-EX. United States Office of Personnel Management. January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b 5 U.S.C. § 5312.
  4. ^ "Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers for Foreign Affairs", Protocol and Liaison Service, United Nations. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  5. ^ NATO Member Countries, NATO. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Cabinets and Counselors: The President and the Executive Branch (1997). Congressional Quarterly. p. 87.
  7. ^ "Duties of the Secretary of State". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Duties of the Secretary of State of the United States". www.state.gov. United States Department of State. January 20, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  9. ^ "3 U.S. Code § 20 - Resignation or refusal of office". 
  10. ^ a b Mark Landler (January 4, 2013). "Scare Adds to Fears That Clinton's Work Has Taken Toll". The New York Times. 
  11. ^ Lee, Matthew (June 28, 2012). "Frequent flier Hillary Clinton hits 100-country mark". Detroit Free Press. Associated Press. [dead link]
  12. ^ Associated Press (April 6, 2016). "Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state". Fox News. 
  13. ^ Ford, Worthington C., ed. (1927). Statesman and Friend: Correspondence of John Adams with Benjamin Waterhouse, 1784–1822. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company. p. 57. 
  14. ^ "Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of State". Federal Register. 2002-01-11. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 

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Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Ambassadors from the United States
(while at their posts)
Order of Precedence of the United States
as Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Ambassadors to the United States
(in order of tenure)
Preceded by
Otherwise Barack Obama
as Former President
Succeeded by
Otherwise António Guterres
as Secretary-General of the United Nations
Current U.S. presidential line of succession
Preceded by
President pro tempore of the Senate
Orrin Hatch
4th in line Succeeded by
Secretary of the Treasury
Steve Mnuchin

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