United States Cabinet

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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[change | change source]

Cabinet[change | change source]

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

(statutory basis)
Incumbent Term began
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Vice President
(Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I)
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Mike Pence
January 20, 2017
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Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
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Rex Tillerson
February 1, 2017
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Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
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Steve Mnuchin
February 13, 2017
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Secretary of Defense
(10 U.S.C. § 113)
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James Mattis
January 20, 2017
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Attorney General
(28 U.S.C. § 503)
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Jeff Sessions
February 9, 2017
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Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
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Ryan Zinke
March 1, 2017
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Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
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Sonny Perdue
April 25, 2017
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Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
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Wilbur Ross
February 28, 2017
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Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
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Alexander Acosta
April 28, 2017
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Secretary of Health and Human Services
(Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631 and 42 U.S.C. § 3501)
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Eric Hargan
October 10, 2017
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
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Ben Carson
March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
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Elaine Chao
January 31, 2017
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Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)
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Rick Perry
March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
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Betsy DeVos
February 7, 2017
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
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David Shulkin
February 14, 2017
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Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
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Elaine Duke
July 28, 2017

Cabinet-level officials[change | change source]

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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John F. Kelly
July 31, 2017
Trade Representative
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Robert Lighthizer
May 15, 2017
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Director of National Intelligence[1][2]
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Dan Coats
March 16, 2017
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Ambassador to the United Nations
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Nikki Haley
January 27, 2017
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
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Mick Mulvaney
February 16, 2017
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
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Mike Pompeo
January 23, 2017
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
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Scott Pruitt
February 17, 2017
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
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Linda McMahon
February 14, 2017

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