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:

Cabinet
Office
(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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Adam Szubin
Acting
January 20, 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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Kevin Haugrud
Acting
January 20, 2017
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Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
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Michael Scuse
Acting
January 13, 2017
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Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
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TBD
Acting
January 20, 2017
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Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
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Ed Hugler
Acting
January 20, 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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Tom Price
February 10, 2017
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
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Craig Clemmensen
Acting
January 20, 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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Grace Bochenek
Acting
January 20, 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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Robert Snyder
Acting
January 20, 2017
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Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
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John F. Kelly
January 20, 2017

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