The Secretary holds the most senior position in the President’s Cabinet. If the President were to resign or die, the Secretary of State is fourth…
The Department of State is the United States government’s oldest cabinet-level federal agency. The mission of the Department of State is to represent America’s foreign policy abroad, and to advance the interests and security of the American people.
The Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.