The President's Cabinet

The Cabinet Agencies and Secretaries

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Clearly one of the most popular homework assignments in America -- "Name the president's Cabinet."

The Cabinet-level departments are listed here in order of presidential succession.

NOTE: President Trump’s nominees for Cabinet agency secretaries are currently undergoing the Senate confirmation process. Until the new secretaries have been confirmed and sworn in, the agencies are overseen by various “deputy secretaries.” 

Department of State

Secretary of State:  Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo, pending Senate opproval
Brief Summary of Department's Role
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Department of Treasury

Secretary of the Treasury:  Steven Mnuchin
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Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense: James N. Mattis
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Department of Justice

Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
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Department of Interior

Secretary of the Interior: Ryan Zinke
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue III
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Department of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
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Department of Labor

Secretary of Labor: R. Alexander Acosta
Brief Summary of Department's Role
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Alex Azar
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Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:Ben Carson
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Department of Transportation (DOT)

Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao 
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Department of Energy (DOE)

Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry
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Department of Education

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Secretary of VA: Dr. David Shulkin
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Department of Homeland Security

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security: Elaine Duke
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Note: While not officially part of the Cabinet, the following positions currently have Cabinet-rank status:

White House Chief of Staff
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Director of the Office of Management & Budget
United States Trade Representative
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Administrator of the Small Business Administration

More About the Cabinet

Why is it called "cabinet?" When did it first meet? How much do the secretaries make, who picks them and how long do they serve?

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