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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Tom Shannon
January 20, 2017

Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)

Adam Szubin
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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Sally Yates
January 20, 2017
Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)

Kevin Haugrud
January 20, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
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Michael Scuse
January 13, 2017Acting
Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)

January 20, 2017Acting
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Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
Edward Hugler
January 20, 2017Acting
Secretary of Health and Human Services
(Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631 and 42 U.S.C. § 3501)

Norris Cochran
January 20, 2017Acting
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)

Craig Clemmenson
January 20, 2017Acting
Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
Michael Huerta
January 20, 2017Acting
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Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)

Grace Bochenek
January 20, 2017Acting
Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)

Phil Rosenfelt
January 20, 2017Acting
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)

Robert Snyder
January 20, 2017Acting
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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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