United States Cabinet

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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)
Mike Pence official Vice Presidential portrait.jpg
January 20, 2017
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Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
Mike Pompeo official photo.jpg
April 26, 2018
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Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
Steven Mnuchin official photo.jpg
February 13, 2017
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Secretary of Defense
(10 U.S.C. § 113)
Dr. Mark T. Esper – Secretary of Defense.jpg
July 23, 2019
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Attorney General
(28 U.S.C. § 503)
William Barr (cropped).jpg
February 14, 2019
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Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
Secretary David Bernhardt (cropped).jpg
April 11, 2019
(Acting: January 2, 2019–April 11, 2019)
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Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
Secretary Sonny Perdue official photo (cropped).jpg
April 25, 2017
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Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
Wilbur Ross Official Portrait (cropped).jpg
February 28, 2017
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Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
Eugene Scalia.jpg
September 30, 2019
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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)
Alex Azar official portrait.jpg
October 10, 2017
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
Ben Carson official portrait.jpg
March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
Elaine Chao official portrait.jpg
January 31, 2017
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Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)
Dan Brouillette official photo.jpg
December 3, 2019
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Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
Betsy DeVos official portrait.jpg
February 7, 2017
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
Robert Wilkie official portrait.jpg
July 30, 2018
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Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
Chad Wolf official portrait 2017.jpg
Chad Wolf
April 7, 2019

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
Mark Meadows, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
March 31, 2020
Trade Representative
Robert E. Lighthizer official portrait.jpg
May 15, 2017
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Director of National Intelligence[1]
John Ratcliffe official photo.jpg
May 26, 2020
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Ambassador to the United Nations
Kelly Knight Craft.jpg
September 12, 2019
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Russell Vought.jpg
January 2, 2019
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
Gina Haspel official CIA portrait.jpg
May 21, 2018
(Acting: April 26, 2018–May 21, 2018)
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Andrew Wheeler official photo.jpg
February 28, 2019
(Acting: July 9, 2018–February 28, 2019)
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Administrator Jovita Carranza portrait (cropped).jpg January 15, 2020

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "President Donald J. Trump Announces His Cabinet". White House. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.