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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Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
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Robert M. Gates
February 1, 2017
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Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
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James Dimon
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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John Cornyn
February 9, 2017
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Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
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Raul Labrador
March 1, 2017
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Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
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Heidi Heitkamp
April 25, 2017
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Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
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Nikki Haley
February 28, 2017
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Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
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Bill Haslam
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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Seema Verma
February 10, 2017
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
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Robert Woodson
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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William Flores
March 2, 2017
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Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
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Mitch Daniels
February 7, 2017
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
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Josue Robles

February 14, 2017
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Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
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John F. Kelly
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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Robert Portman
July 31, 2017
Trade Representative
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Jon Huntsman Jr.

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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Kay Bailey Hutchison
January 27, 2017
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
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Jeb Hensarling
February 16, 2017
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
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Michael Rogers
January 23, 2017
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
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James L. Connaughton
February 17, 2017

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