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Donald J. Trump Cabinet

*This post will be updated as the President-elect’s office releases their proposed nominees*

The Cabinet’s role is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office. Each department then is also tasked with carrying out the President’s strategy within their department’s area of responsibility.

The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.

Cabinet Positions In order of succession to the Presidency:

Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence

Department of State
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Department of the Treasury
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Department of Defense
Secretary of Defense  James Mattis

Department of Justice
Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Department of the Interior
(Proposed Nominee for Secretary) Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce
(Proposed Nominee for Commerce Secretary) Wilbur Ross

Department of Labor

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Tom Price

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Ben Carson

Department of Transportation
( Proposed nominee for Secretary) Elaine Chao

Department of Energy
(Proposed nominee for Secretary) Rick Perry

Department of Education
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Homeland Security
(Proposed Nominee for Secretary) John Kelly

The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

White House Chief of Staff
Reince Priebus

Environmental Protection Agency
(Proposed Nominee for Administrator) Scott Pruitt

Office of Management & Budget

United States Trade Representative

United States Mission to the United Nations
Ambassador Nikki Haley

Council of Economic Advisers

Small Business Administration
Administrator Linda McMahon

Non-Cabinet Administration Positions

CIA Director
Director Mike Pompeo

National Security Advisor
– open

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