United States Cabinet

File:Reagan Cabinet - Class Photo 1987.jpg
Here are all of the cabinet officials during Ronald Reagan's presidency

The United States Cabinet (usually simplified as "the Cabinet") is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States, and its existence dates back to the first American President (George Washington), who appointed a Cabinet of four people (Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War, Henry Knox; and Attorney General, Edmund Randolph) to advise and assist him in his duties.

Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and then presented to the United States Senate for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. If approved, they are sworn in and begin their duties. Aside from the Attorney General, and previously, the Postmaster General, they all receive the title Secretary.

Current cabinet members

Cabinet

The Cabinet officers are listed in rank order according to the United States presidential line of succession:

Cabinet
Office
(statutory basis)
Incumbent Term began
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Vice President
(Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I)
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January 20, 2017
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Secretary of State
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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April 26, 2018
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Secretary of the Treasury
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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February 13, 2017
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Secretary of Defense
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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January 1, 2019
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Attorney General
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February 14, 2019
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Secretary of the Interior
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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January 2, 2019
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Secretary of Agriculture
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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April 25, 2017
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Secretary of Commerce
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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February 28, 2017
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Secretary of Labor
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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April 28, 2017
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Secretary of Health and Human Services
(Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631 and Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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October 10, 2017
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Transportation
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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January 31, 2017
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Secretary of Energy
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Education
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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February 7, 2017
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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July 30, 2018
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Secretary of Homeland Security
(Template:UnitedStatesCode)
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April 7, 2019

Cabinet-level officials

The following officials hold positions that are considered to be Cabinet-level positions. Cabinet-level officials attend Cabinet meetings, but are not official Cabinet Members:

Cabinet-level Officials
Office Incumbent Term began
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White House Chief of Staff
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January 2, 2019
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Trade Representative
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May 15, 2017
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Director of National Intelligence[1][2]
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March 16, 2017
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Ambassador to the United Nations
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January 1, 2019
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget
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February 16, 2017
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
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May 21, 2018
(Acting: April 26, 2018–May 21, 2018)
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
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February 28, 2019
(Acting: July 9, 2018–February 28, 2019)
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
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Related pages

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "President Donald J. Trump Announces His Cabinet". White House. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. Demirjian, Karoun (March 15, 2017). "Coats confirmed as nation's new spy chief". Washington Post. Retrieved 16 March 2017.