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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 membersEdit


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

(statutory basis)
Incumbent Term began
Vice President
(Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I)
Mike Pence
January 20, 2017
Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
Rex Tillerson
February 1, 2017
Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
Steve Mnuchin
February 13, 2017
Secretary of Defense
(10 U.S.C. § 113)
James Mattis
January 20, 2017
Attorney General
(28 U.S.C. § 503)
Jeff Sessions
February 9, 2017
Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
Ryan Zinke
March 1, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
Sonny Perdue
April 25, 2017
Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
Wilbur Ross
February 28, 2017
Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
Alexander Acosta
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
October 10, 2017
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
Ben Carson
March 2, 2017
Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
Elaine Chao
January 31, 2017
Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)
Rick Perry
March 2, 2017
Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
Betsy DeVos
February 7, 2017
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
David Shulkin
February 14, 2017
Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
Elaine Duke
July 28, 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
John F. Kelly
July 31, 2017
Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer
May 15, 2017
Director of National Intelligence[1][2]
Dan Coats
March 16, 2017
Ambassador to the United Nations
Nikki Haley
January 27, 2017
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Mick Mulvaney
February 16, 2017
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[1]
Mike Pompeo
January 23, 2017
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Scott Pruitt
February 17, 2017
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Linda McMahon
February 14, 2017

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