United States Cabinet

advisory body to the President of the United States

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.

Here are all of the cabinet officials during Ronald Reagan's presidency

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

CabinetEdit

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

Cabinet
Office
(Constituting instrument)
Incumbent Took office
 
Vice President
(Constitution, Art. II, Sec. I)
 
Kamala Harris
January 20, 2021
 
Secretary of State
(22 U.S.C. § 2651a)
 
Antony Blinken
January 26, 2021
 
Secretary of the Treasury
(31 U.S.C. § 301)
Janet Yellen January 25, 2021[1]
 
Secretary of Defense
(10 U.S.C. § 113)
 
Lloyd Austin
January 22, 2021
 
Attorney General
(28 U.S.C. § 503)
 
Monty Wilkinson
January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)

Scott de la Vega
January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Secretary of Agriculture
(7 U.S.C. § 2202)
 
Tom Vilsack
February 23, 2021
 
Secretary of Commerce
(15 U.S.C. § 1501)
 
Gina Raimondo
March 3, 2021
 
Secretary of Labor
(29 U.S.C. § 551)
 
Al Stewart
January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
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, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
 
Matt Ammon
January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Secretary of Transportation
(49 U.S.C. § 102)
 
Pete Buttigieg
February 2, 2021
 
Secretary of Energy
(42 U.S.C. § 7131)
 
Jennifer Granholm
February 25, 2021
 
Secretary of Education
(20 U.S.C. § 3411)
 
Miguel Cardona
March 2, 2021
 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(38 U.S.C. § 303)
 
Denis McDonough
February 9, 2021
 
Secretary of Homeland Security
(6 U.S.C. § 112)
 
Alejandro Mayorkas
February 2, 2021

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
 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
(5 U.S.C. § 906, Executive Order 11735)
Jane Nishida January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
(31 U.S.C. § 502, Executive Order 11541,
Executive Order 11609, Executive Order 11717)
Rob Fairweather January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Director of National Intelligence
(50 U.S.C. § 3023)
 
Avril Haines
January 21, 2021[3]
 
Trade Representative
(19 U.S.C. § 2171)
Maria Pagan January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Ambassador to the United Nations
 
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
February 25, 2021
 
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
 
Cecilia Rouse
March 3, 2021
 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
(15 U.S.C. § 633)
Tami Perriello January 20, 2021
Acting[2]
 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Science Advisor to the President
vacant
 
White House Chief of Staff
(Pub.L. 76-19, 53 Stat. 561, enacted April 3, 1939,
Executive Order 8248, Executive Order 10452,
Executive Order 12608)
 
Ron Klain
January 20, 2021

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rappeport, Alan (2021-01-25). "Senate Confirms Yellen as Treasury Secretary as Stimulus Talks Loom". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "President Joe Biden Announces Acting Federal Agency Leadership". January 20, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  3. "Roll Call Vote Summary: Confirmation: Avril Danica Haines, of New York, to be Director of National Intelligence".