Anthony Foxx Is The Designated Survivor For The 2015 State Of The Union Address

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the designated survivor for the 2015 State of the Union address, given by President Barack Obama in front of a joint session of Congress.

The designated survivor is appointed every year to watch the address from a physically distant, secure and undisclosed location, so that if anything should happen to the country's other top leaders while gathered together for the State of the Union, that person could take over as president.

Last year's designated survivor was Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

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