Cabinet of the United States

advisory body to the President of the United States
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The Cabinet of the United States (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.

The current U.S. Cabinet; the cabinet of President Joe Biden
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 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:

(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)
Merrick Garland
March 11, 2021
Secretary of the Interior
(43 U.S.C. § 1451)
Deb Haaland
March 16, 2021
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)
Marty Walsh
March 23, 2021
Secretary of Health and Human Services
(Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953,
67 Stat. 631 and 42 U.S.C. § 3501)
Xavier Becerra
March 19, 2021
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(42 U.S.C. § 3532)
Marcia Fudge
March 10, 2021
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)
Michael S. Regan
March 11, 2021
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
(31 U.S.C. § 502, Executive Order 11541,
Executive Order 11609, Executive Order 11717)
Shalanda Young
March 24, 2021
Director of National Intelligence
(50 U.S.C. § 3023)
Avril Haines
January 21, 2021[3]
Trade Representative
(19 U.S.C. § 2171)
Katherine Tai
March 18, 2021
Ambassador to the United Nations
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
February 25, 2021
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
Cecilia Rouse
March 12, 2021
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
(15 U.S.C. § 633)
Isabel Guzman
March 17, 2021
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Science Advisor to the President
Eric Lander
June 2, 2021
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


  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. Cite error: The named reference actingcabinet was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  3. "Roll Call Vote Summary: Confirmation: Avril Danica Haines, of New York, to be Director of National Intelligence".