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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.

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Current cabinet membersEdit

CabinetEdit

The Cabinet officers are listed in rank order according to the United States presidential line of succession:

Cabinet
Office
(statutory basis)
Incumbent Term began
 
Vice President
(Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I)
 
January 20, 2017
 
Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
 
February 1, 2017
 
Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
 
February 13, 2017
 
Secretary of Defense
(10 U.S.C. § 113)
 
January 20, 2017
 
Attorney General
(28 U.S.C. § 503)
 
February 9, 2017
 
Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
 
March 1, 2017
 
Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
 
April 25, 2017
 
Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
 
February 28, 2017
 
Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
 
April 28, 2017
 
Secretary of Health and Human Services
(Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631 and 42 U.S.C. § 3501)
 
Eric Hargan
(Acting)
October 10, 2017
 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
 
March 2, 2017
 
Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
 
January 31, 2017
 
Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)
 
March 2, 2017
 
Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
 
February 7, 2017
 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
 
February 14, 2017
 
Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
 
December 6, 2017

Cabinet-level officialsEdit

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
 
White House Chief of Staff
 
July 31, 2017
 
Trade Representative
 
May 15, 2017
 
Director of National Intelligence[1][2]
 
March 16, 2017
 
Ambassador to the United Nations
 
January 27, 2017
 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
 
February 16, 2017
 
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
 
January 23, 2017
 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
 
February 17, 2017
 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
  February 14, 2017

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "President Donald J. Trump Announces His Cabinet". White House. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  2. Demirjian, Karoun (March 15, 2017). "Coats confirmed as nation's new spy chief". Washington Post. Retrieved 16 March 2017.