Formation of Donald Trump's cabinet

As the President, Donald Trump has the authority to nominate members of his cabinet to the Senate for confirmation under the Appointments Clause, in Article II, Section II, Clause II, of the Constitution.

This page documents the reported candidates and confirmation roll call votes for any successful or unsuccessful cabinet nominees of Donald Trump's administration. They are listed in order of creation of the cabinet position, which is also used as the basis for the presidential line of succession.

The Cabinet

Cabinet of President Donald J. Trump
  Individual officially confirmed by a full Senate vote
  Individual took office with no Senate consent needed
  Individual's nomination officially reported by Senate committee
  Individual was rejected by either a Senate committee or a full Senate vote
  Individual's nomination pending Senate committee confirmation

Cabinet members

Office
Date announced / confirmed
Designee Office
Date announced / confirmed
Designee
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Vice President
Announced July 15, 2016
Took office January 20, 2017
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Former Governor
Mike Pence
of Indiana
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Secretary of State
Announced December 13, 2016
Took office February 1, 2017
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Former ExxonMobil CEO
Rex Tillerson
of Texas
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Secretary of the Treasury
Announced November 30, 2016
Took office February 13, 2017
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Former OneWest Bank CEO
Steven Mnuchin
of California
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Secretary of Defense
Announced December 1, 2016
Took office January 20, 2017
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Retired General (USMC)
Jim Mattis
of Washington
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Attorney General
Announced November 18, 2016
Took office February 9, 2017
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Former Senator
Jeff Sessions
of Alabama
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Secretary of the Interior
Announced December 15, 2016
Took office March 1, 2017
Ryan Zinke official portrait (cropped).jpg
Former Representative
Ryan Zinke
of Montana
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Secretary of Agriculture
Announced January 18, 2017
Took office April 25, 2017
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Former Governor
Sonny Perdue
of Georgia
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Secretary of Commerce
Announced November 30, 2016
Took office February 28, 2017
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Wilbur Ross
of Florida
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Secretary of Labor
Announced February 16, 2017
Took office April 28, 2017
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Former U.S. Attorney
Alex Acosta
of Florida
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Secretary of Health and Human Services
Took office October 10, 2017
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Deputy Secretary
Eric Hargan
of Illinois
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Announced December 5, 2016
Took office March 2, 2017
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Ben Carson
of Florida
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Secretary of Transportation
Announced November 29, 2016
Took office January 31, 2017
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Former Secretary
Elaine Chao
of Kentucky
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Secretary of Energy
Announced December 14, 2016
Took office March 2, 2017
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Former Governor
Rick Perry
of Texas
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Secretary of Education
Announced November 23, 2016
Took office February 7, 2017
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Betsy DeVos
of Michigan
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Announced January 11, 2017
Took office February 14, 2017
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Former Under Secretary
David Shulkin
of Pennsylvania
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Secretary of Homeland Security
Announced October 12, 2017
Took office December 6, 2017
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Former Deputy Chief of Staff
Kirstjen Nielsen
of Virginia

Cabinet-level officials

Office
Date announced / confirmed
Designee Office
Date announced / confirmed
Designee
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White House Chief of Staff
Announced November 13, 2016
Took office January 20, 2017
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Former RNC Chairman
Reince Priebus
from Wisconsin
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United States Trade Representative
Announced January 3, 2017
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Former Deputy Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer
from Florida
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Director of National Intelligence
Announced January 7, 2017
Took office March 16, 2017
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Former Senator
Dan Coats
from Indiana
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Ambassador to the United Nations
Announced November 23, 2016
Took office January 27, 2017
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Former Governor
Nikki Haley
from South Carolina
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Director of the
Office of Management and Budget

Announced December 16, 2016
Took office February 16, 2017
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Former Representative
Mick Mulvaney
from South Carolina
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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Announced November 18, 2016
Took office January 23, 2017
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Former Representative
Mike Pompeo
from Kansas
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Administrator of the
Environmental Protection Agency

Announced December 7, 2016
Took office February 17, 2017
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Former Attorney General
Scott Pruitt
from Oklahoma
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Administrator of the
Small Business Administration

Announced December 7, 2016
Took office February 14, 2017
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Former WWE CEO
Linda McMahon
from Connecticut
Source: Trump Administration and NPR[1][2]

Confirmation process

Below is a list of confirmations for Cabinet positions, Cabinet-level positions, and other significant positions that were approved through the Senate between January and May 2017, by a recorded roll-call vote, rather than by a TRUMPtionary:voice vote.

Despite being nominated promptly during the transition period, many cabinet members were unable to take office on Inauguration Day because of delays in the formal confirmation process. As of 8 February 2017, President Trump had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed than any other president except George Washington by the same length of time into his presidency.[3][4] Part of the lateness was ascribed to the delays in submitting background-check paperwork.[5] The last confirmed Cabinet member, Robert Lighthizer, took office as U.S. Trade Representative on May 11, 2017, four months after his nomination.[6]

Timeline


Senate votes

Senate confirmation votes of President Trump's cabinet
Notes: Sources: Affiliation:

*Vice President Pence provided the tie-breaking vote.

Candidates for the Cabinet positions

After election day, media outlets reported on persons described by various sources as possible appointments to senior positions in the incoming Trump presidency. The number of people which have received media attention as potential cabinet appointees is higher than in most previous presidential elections, partly because the Trump'16 campaign staff (and associated PACs) was significantly smaller and less expensive,[7] thus there are not as many people already expected to receive specific roles in the upcoming Trump administration. In particular, "Trump ha[d] a smaller policy brain trust [policy group] than a new president normally carries"[8] because as an anti-establishment candidate who began his campaign by largely self-funding his way to the Republican party nomination,[9] unlike most previous presidential winners "Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet."[10] An additional factor that tends to make the field of potential nominees especially broad, is that unlike most presidential transition teams who select politicians as their appointees, the Trump transition team "has started with a mandate to hire from the private sector [as opposed to the governmental sector] whenever possible."[10]

Until the Trump Administration announces their official cabinet, and those nominees are confirmed by the Senate (where applicable), this page will continue to be updated with new information and potential positions. The membership of the presidential cabinet also tends to evolve during the course of the presidency; turnover often causes individual names to change, and more rarely, creation of new departments and merging/downsizing of existing departments can alter the size of the cabinet.

Secretary of State

Current

Rex Tillerson
Took office February 1, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Richard L. Armitage.jpeg Richard Armitage Former United States Deputy Secretary of State[11]
Ambassador John Bolton at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (cropped).jpg John Bolton Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs[12][13]
Bob Corker official Senate photo.jpg Bob Corker U.S. Senator from Tennessee and Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee[14][13]
Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tulsi Gabbard Democratic U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district[15]
Rudy Giuliani by Gage Skidmore.jpg Rudy Giuliani Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, former Associate Attorney General, former Mayor of New York City[14][16][17]
Richard Haass 2014.jpg Richard Haass President of the Council on Foreign Relations; former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State[18]
Nikki Haley official Transition portrait.jpg Nikki Haley Governor of South Carolina; former South Carolina State Representative. Haley declined an offer to serve as Secretary of State, instead accepting the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Ambassador Jon Huntsman.jpg Jon Huntsman Former Governor of Utah, former United States Ambassador to Singapore and United States Ambassador to China, and 2012 presidential candidate[13][19]
Zalmay Khalilzad in October 2011-cropped.jpg Zalmay Khalilzad Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations[12]
Joe Manchin official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Joe Manchin Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia and vice chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.[20]
Alan Mulally 2013-01-30 001.jpg Alan Mulally Former CEO of Ford Motor Company and former executive vice president of Boeing[21][22]
StanleyMcChrystal.jpg Stanley McChrystal Retired General of the United States Army, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan[12]
Henry Paulson official Treasury photo, 2006.jpg Hank Paulson Former United States Secretary of the Treasury and CEO of Goldman Sachs[11]
DCIA David Petraeus.jpg David Petraeus Retired General of the United States Army, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Commander of United States Central Command, the Afghan International Security Assistance Force, and Iraq Multinational Force[13][23][24]
Dana Rohrabacher 113th Congress.jpg Dana Rohrabacher U.S. Representative for California's 48th congressional district; Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats; Speechwriter and Senior Assistant of President Ronald Reagan[25]
Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 7.jpg Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee[13][26][27][28]
Stavridis EUCOM.jpg Jim Stavridis Retired Admiral of the United States Navy, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, former Commander of the United States Southern Command, United States European Command, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, finalist for Clinton's running mate[29]
Rex Tillerson official Transition portrait.jpg  Green tickY Rex Tillerson Former CEO of ExxonMobil[13][30][31]

Secretary of the Treasury

Current

Steven Mnuchin
Took office February 13, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
John Allison by Gage Skidmore.jpg John Allison Former president and CEO of the Cato Institute.[32][33] Also mentioned as a possible member of the Federal Reserve Board.
No image.svg Tom Barrack Private equity real estate investor; founder, chair and CEO of Colony Capital[12]
Ben Bernanke official portrait.jpg Ben Bernanke Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.[34]
Gary D. Cohn - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010.jpg Gary Cohn President and COO of Goldman Sachs[35] Selected as Director of the National Economic Council.
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase.jpg Jamie Dimon CEO of JPMorgan Chase, billionaire, formerly on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, donor to and member of the Democratic party[11] Dimon reportedly declined the role.[36]
Jonathan Gray BLA.jpg Jon Gray Head of global real estate for the Blackstone Group[37]
Jeb Hensarling.jpg Jeb Hensarling Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Representative from Texas's 5th congressional district; former Chair of the Republican Study Committee and Chair of the House Republican Conference[38]
Glenn Hubbard portrait.jpg Glenn Hubbard Dean of the Columbia Business School, received media attention as a potential Treasury pick during mid-2016.[39][40] Former advisor to Bush'16, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush, held a high-level role[39] under George H. W. Bush, advisor to Romney'12 (reportedly a leading contender for Treasury secretary had Romney been elected).[41] Also mentioned as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[40][42]
No image.svg Carl Icahn Chairman of Icahn Enterprises.[34]
David H. McCormick.jpg David McCormick President of Bridgewater Associates; former Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury[43]
Steven Mnuchin.jpg   Green tickY Steven Mnuchin CEO of Dune Capital Management and former partner at Goldman Sachs; movie producer at Relativity Media; Trump campaign finance chair[44][45]
Tim Pawlenty official photo.jpg Tim Pawlenty Former Governor of Minnesota,[12] CEO since 2012 of financial services industry lobbyist and advocacy group Financial Services Roundtable, 2012 presidential candidate (then later co-chair of Romney'12)
Kevin Warsh, Federal Reserve photo portrait.jpg Kevin Warsh Former Federal Reserve governor[46]

Secretary of Defense

Current

James Mattis
Took office January 20, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Kelly Ayotte, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Kelly Ayotte Outgoing U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. (Although mentioned as a potential nominee for this role, Trump said in an interview that he did not plan to offer Ayotte this position.)[47]
Tom Cotton official Senate photo.jpg Tom Cotton U.S. Senator from Arkansas[48]
Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tulsi Gabbard Democratic U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district[15]
Stephen Hadley.jpg Stephen Hadley Former U.S. National Security Advisor[14][49]
Duncan D. Hunter official photo (cropped).jpg Duncan D. Hunter[nb 1] U.S. Representative for California's 50th congressional district[51]
Jack Keane.jpg Jack Keane Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Stated he declined an offer to be nominated as Secretary.[52]
Jon Kyl by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jon Kyl Former U.S. Senator from Arizona[38]
James Mattis official Transition portrait.jpg  Green tickY James Mattis Retired United States Marine Corps General; former commander of CENTCOM[53][54]
DCIA David Petraeus.jpg David Petraeus Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency[55]
Jim Talent official photo.jpg Jim Talent Former U.S. Senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee[56]
James Woolsey 2015.jpg Jim Woolsey Former Director of Central Intelligence[48]

Attorney General

Current

Jeff Sessions
Took office February 9, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Bondi bio photo crop.jpg Pam Bondi Attorney General of Florida[48]
Chris Christie April 2015 (cropped).jpg Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey, former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey[38]
Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ted Cruz U.S. Senator from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate[57]
Trey Gowdy, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Trey Gowdy Chair of the House Benghazi Committee, U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 4th congressional district[48]
Rudy Giuliani by Gage Skidmore.jpg Rudy Giuliani Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, former Associate Attorney General, former Mayor of New York City[14][16][58]
Kris Kobach Kansas, Secretary of State (13419571233) (cropped).jpg Kris Kobach Secretary of State of Kansas[59]
Henry McMaster 2017.jpg Henry McMaster Governor of South Carolina[60]
Jeff Sessions by Gage Skidmore.jpg  Green tickY Jeff Sessions U.S. Senator from Alabama; Member of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services from Alabama; Former Attorney of the Southern District of Alabama[38]

Secretary of the Interior

Current

Ryan Zinke
Took office March 1, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Jan Brewer by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Jan Brewer Former Governor of Arizona[12]
Governor Mary Fallin May 2015.jpg Mary Fallin Governor of Oklahoma[48]
Robert Grady at the NVCA Annual Meeting.png Robert Grady Venture capitalist and private equity investor,[38] former head of OMB's natural resources, energy, and science unit; aide to Chris Christie and former chair of the New Jersey Investment Council overseeing the state's public employee pension fund for the New Jersey Treasury Department,[61] environmental adviser and speechwriter under George H. W. Bush who helped negotiate the Clean Air Act of 1990[61]
Harold Hamm 2012 Shankbone.JPG Harold Hamm CEO of Continental Resources (oil and natural gas), billionaire, from Oklahoma.[38] (Although considered a likely pick for a position in the Trump administration, Hamm said he did not intend to accept an official role.[62][63])
Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg Heidi Heitkamp Democratic U.S. Senator from North Dakota[64]
Raúl Labrador, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Raul Labrador U.S. Representative from Idaho's 1st congressional district[65]
No image.svg Forrest Lucas CEO and president of Lucas Oil[66]
CynthiaLummis.jpg Cynthia Lummis Outgoing U.S. Representative from Wyoming's at-large congressional district[48]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Cathy McMorris Rodgers Chair of the House Republican Conference, U.S. Representative from Washington's 5th congressional district.[67] (Although media reports on December 9, 2016 suggested Rodgers was unofficially the expected pick for Secretary of the Interior,[nb 2][82] instead Zinke of Montana became the expected pick as of December 13, 2016.)
Sarah Palin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Sarah Palin 2008 vice presidential nominee; former Governor of Alaska[14][83][84][85]
Pombo richard.jpg Richard Pombo Former U.S. Representative from California's 11th congressional district, former Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee[48]
Mead Treadwell, Photo 1.jpg Mead Treadwell Former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska[48]
Ray Washburne official photo.jpg Ray Washburne Dallas-based investor, former Trump Victory Committee vice chair,[86] finance director for Christie'16 campaign, former RNC appointee as national finance chair 2013-2014[61][87]
Ryan Zinke.jpg  Green tickY Ryan Zinke U.S. Representative from Montana,[65] former Navy SEAL commander.[88]

Secretary of Agriculture

Current

Sonny Perdue
Took office April 25, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Bonilla picture.JPG Henry Bonilla Former U.S. Representative from Texas's 23rd congressional district[89]
Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg Sam Brownback Governor of Kansas; former U.S. Senator and Congressman[38]
Susan Combs by Gage Skidmore.jpg Susan Combs Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner; former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts[90]
Charles F. Conner, official USDA photo portrait.jpg Chuck Conner Former United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture[91][92]
Rick Crawford, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Rick Crawford U.S. Representative from Arkansas's 1st congressional district[93]
Dave Heineman official photo.jpg Dave Heineman Former Governor of Nebraska[48]
Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg Heidi Heitkamp Democratic U.S. Senator from North Dakota[94]
No image.svg Charles Herbster Cattleman and agribusinessman; head of Trump campaign's agricultural advisory committee[91][92]
Tim Huelskamp.jpg Tim Huelskamp Former U.S. Representative from Kansas's 1st congressional district[95]
Rep. Jack Kingston.jpg Jack Kingston Former United States Representative from Georgia's 1st congressional district[96]
Abel-Maldonado.jpg Abel Maldonado Former Lieutenant Governor of California[97][98]
No image.svg Sid Miller Texas Agriculture Commissioner[99]
Jerry Moran, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jerry Moran U.S. Senator from Kansas[100]
Dr. Elsa Murano - Texas A&M.JPG Elsa Murano Former President of Texas A&M University[101]
Kristi Noem portrait.jpg Kristi Noem U.S. Representative from South Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2011,[102] professional farmer/rancher since age 22, House Ways and Means committee member (declined position)
Butchotter.jpg Butch Otter Governor of Idaho[103]
Sonny Perdue at rally.jpg  Green tickY Sonny Perdue Former Governor of Georgia[38][104][105]
No image.svg Bruce Rastetter Agricultural business leader; President of the Iowa Board of Regents[91][106]
No image.svg Annette Sweeney Former member of the Iowa House of Representatives, executive director of the Iowa Angus Association[91]

Secretary of Commerce

Current

Wilbur Ross
Took office February 28, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Eric Bolling Fox News anchor, co-host of The Five[107]
Chris Christie April 2015 (cropped).jpg Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey; 2016 presidential candidate[108]
Dan DiMicco with Trade Representative.jpg Dan DiMicco Former CEO of Nucor; advisor on trade to Donald Trump[108]
No image.svg Lew Eisenberg Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.[34]
Mike Huckabee by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Mike Huckabee Former Governor of Arkansas and 2016 presidential candidate.[34]
Linda McMahon Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.jpg Linda McMahon Professional wrestling magnate; twice former Republican U.S. Senate nominee for Connecticut[109]
Wilbur Ross.jpg  Green tickY Wilbur Ross Investor[46] at Invesco, billionaire specializing in bankruptcy-turnarounds, co-leader of the economic policy advisor team to Trump'16,[110] previously backed fellow Floridian Rubio'16,[111][112] privatization advisor to then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, board member of USAID-funded TUSRIF appointed by the Bill Clinton administration,[113] and former Democrat[114] whose then-spouse was the Republican-party Lt. Governor of New York
Peter Thiel (2014).jpg Peter Thiel Cofounder of PayPal[34]

Secretary of Labor

Current

Alex Acosta
Took office April 28, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Alexander Acosta.jpg  Green tickY Alex Acosta Dean of the Florida International University College of Law, former member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and former U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Florida[115]
Lou Barletta.jpg Lou Barletta U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district[116]
No image.svg Joseph Guzman Assistant professor at Michigan State University[115]
Johnkline.jpg John Kline Former U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district[67]
No image.svg Peter Kirsanow Attorney, member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, former National Labor Relations Board member (2006-2008)[48][115]
Victoria Lipnic.jpg Victoria Lipnic Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards[14][16]
Andrew Puzder by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg  Red XN Andy Puzder CEO of CKE Restaurants,[48] delegate to Republican National Convention platform committee in 2012 and 2016,[117][118][119] backed comprehensive immigration reform in 2013,[120] supports defederalization of minimum wage regulations because he believes increases in the minimum wage end up actually costing jobs through the unintended consequence of increasing automation.[121]
Catherine Templeton.jpg Catherine Templeton Former Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; former Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation[122][115]
Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker 07.jpg Scott Walker Governor of Wisconsin; 2016 presidential candidate[123]

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Current

Eric Hargan (Acting)
Took office October 10, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Rich Bagger Executive Vice President of Celgene; former transition executive director, former New Jersey State Senator[95]
Ben Carson by Skidmore with lighting correction.jpg Ben Carson Retired neurosurgeon, former professor at Johns Hopkins University, presidential candidate in 2016 (endorsed Trump shortly after suspending his own campaign)[124]
Mike Huckabee by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Mike Huckabee Former Governor of Arkansas; former Chair of the National Governors Association; 2016 presidential candidate[12]
Bobby Jindal 26 February 2015.jpg Bobby Jindal Former Governor of Louisiana; 2016 presidential candidate[12]
Tom Price.jpg  Green tickY Tom Price Chair of the House Budget Committee, U.S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district, orthopedic surgeon[125]
Rick Scott (cropped).jpg Rick Scott Governor of Florida[12]
First succession
Image Name Description
Alex Azar WWSG Photo (cropped).jpg Alex Azar Former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services[126]
Charlie Baker official portrait (cropped).jpg Charlie Baker Governor of Massachusetts[127]
Bobby Jindal 26 February 2015.jpg Bobby Jindal Former Governor of Louisiana; 2016 presidential candidate[128][129]
Governor NewMexico.jpg Susana Martinez Governor of New Mexico[127]
MarkMcClellan (cropped).jpg Mark McClellan Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and former Commissioner of Food and Drugs[127]
Mehmet Oz - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg Mehmet Oz Cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality[130][128]
Brian Sandoval 2010 (cropped).jpg Brian Sandoval Governor of Nevada[127]
Rick Santorum 2016.jpg Rick Santorum Former United States Senator from Pennsylvania[128][129]
David Shulkin official photo (cropped).jpg David Shulkin Secretary of Veterans Affairs[128]
Olympia Snowe official photo 2010 edit.jpg Olympia Snowe Former United States Senator from Maine[127]
75[x Seema Verma Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services[128][129]
Previous

Tom Price
February 10, 2017 – September 29, 2017

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Current

Ben Carson
Took office March 2, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Astorino crop.jpg Rob Astorino Westchester County Executive[131]
Sbrownofficial.jpg Scott Brown Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts[132]
Ben Carson by Skidmore with lighting correction.jpg  Green tickY Ben Carson 2016 presidential candidate and former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital[133]
Pam Patenaude.jpg Pam Patenaude President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families[134]
Robert Woodson by Gage Skidmore.jpg Bob Woodson Community development leader, Founder and President of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise[67]

Secretary of Transportation

Current

Elaine Chao
Took office January 31, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Lou Barletta.jpg Lou Barletta U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district[135]
Elaine Chao large.jpg  Green tickY Elaine Chao First Taiwanese American served in President's cabinet: Former Labor Secretary under President George W. Bush, and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell[136][137]
Harold Ford, Congressional photo portrait.jpg Harold Ford Jr. Former Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 9th congressional district[138]
John Mica Portrait.jpg John Mica Former Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Outgoing U.S. Representative from Florida's 7th congressional district[139]
No image.svg Mark Rosenker Former Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board[48]
James S Simpson Federal Transit Administrator 2006.jpg Jim Simpson Former New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation; Former Federal Transit Administrator[48]
No image.svg Shirley Ybarra Former senior transportation policy analyst at the Reason Foundation, former Virginia Secretary of Transportation[140]

Secretary of Energy

Current

Rick Perry
Took office March 2, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
James L. Connaughton.jpg James Connaughton Chief executive of Nautilus Data Technologies and former Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality[12]
Kevin Cramer official photo (cropped).jpg Kevin Cramer U.S. Representative from North Dakota's at-large congressional district[141]
No image.svg Myron Ebell Chair of the Cooler Heads Coalition; director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and leading climate change skeptic[67]
Robert Grady at the NVCA Annual Meeting.png Robert Grady Venture capitalist and private equity investor,[38] former head of OMB's natural resources, energy, and science unit; aide to Chris Christie and former chair of the New Jersey Investment Council overseeing the state's public employee pension fund for the New Jersey Treasury Department,[61] environmental adviser and speechwriter under George H. W. Bush who helped negotiate the Clean Air Act of 1990[61]
Harold Hamm 2012 Shankbone.JPG Harold Hamm CEO of Continental Resources (oil and natural gas), billionaire, from Oklahoma.[14][142] (Although considered a likely pick for a position in the Trump administration, Hamm said he did not intend to accept an official role.[62][63])
Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg Heidi Heitkamp Democratic U.S. Senator from North Dakota[64][143]
Joe Manchin official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Joe Manchin Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia and vice chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.[143][144]
No image.svg J. Larry Nichols Chairman (emeritus) of Devon Energy Corporation[86]
Gov. Perry CPAC February 2015.jpg  Green tickY Rick Perry Former Governor of Texas, 2016 presidential candidate[143][145][146]
Ray Washburne official photo.jpg Ray Washburne Dallas-based investor and the vice chairman of the 2016 Trump Victory Committee[143][147]

Secretary of Education

Current

Betsy DeVos
Took office February 7, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Tony Bennett Former Florida Education Commissioner; former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction[48]
No image.svg Kevin Chavous Member of the Council of the District of Columbia from Ward 7[48]
Ben Carson October 2015.jpg Ben Carson former professor at Johns Hopkins University, retired neurosurgeon, presidential candidate in 2016 (endorsed Trump shortly after suspending his own campaign)[124]
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.jpg Mitch Daniels President of the Purdue University System; former Governor of Indiana; former Director of the Office of Management and Budget[48]
Betsy DeVos.jpg  Green tickY Betsy DeVos Former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party[48]
No image.svg Bill Evers Resident Scholar at the Hoover Institution; Senior Advisor to the United States Secretary of Education[38]
Jerry Falwell Jr commencement.jpg Jerry Falwell President of Liberty University. Stated he declined an offer to be nominated as Secretary.[148]
Luke Messer, official 114th Congress photo portrait.png Luke Messer U.S. Representative from Indiana's 6th congressional district[48]
No image.svg Eva Moskowitz Founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools[149]
Michelle Rhee.jpg Michelle Rhee Former Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools[48]
Commissioner Robinson.jpg Gerald Robinson Former Virginia Education Secretary[48]

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Current

David Shulkin
Took office February 14, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Robert A. McDonald Official Portrait.jpg Bob McDonald Incumbent Secretary of Veterans Affairs [150]
ThadAllen.jpg Thad Allen Former Commandant of the Coast Guard[151]
Sbrownofficial.jpg Scott Brown Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts[152][153][154]
Toby Cosgrove 2017 05 19.jpg Toby Cosgrove CEO of Cleveland Clinic,[155] heart surgeon, Vietnam vet.[102] Offered this role by Barack Obama in 2014, but ultimately turned it down; critic of Obamacare.[156] Reported to have been Trump's second choice after Luis Quinonez, but to have refused the position again.[157]
Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tulsi Gabbard Democratic U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district[158]
Women for Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.jpg Jenean Hampton Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky[159]
Pete Hegseth by Gage Skidmore.jpg Pete Hegseth Former Executive Director of Vets for Freedom, Chief Executive Officer of Concerned Veterans for America, Fox News contributor[67]
Admiral Michelle J. Howard VCNO.jpg Michelle Howard United States Navy admiral, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe[160]
MackayLeo.jpg Leo Mackay, Jr. Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin, former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs[161]
Jeff Miller Congress.JPG Jeff Miller Former Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 1st congressional district[162]
Sarah Palin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Sarah Palin 2008 vice presidential nominee; former Governor of Alaska[163][164]
No image.svg Luis Quinonez CEO of IQ Management Services.[155] Reported to have been Trump's first choice, but to have withdrawn his name from consideration for health reasons.[157]
Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 7.jpg Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee[165]
David Shulkin official portrait.jpg  Green tickY David Shulkin Current Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health[166]
Allen West, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Allen West Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 22nd congressional district and Former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.[167]

Secretary of Homeland Security

Current

Kirstjen Nielsen
Took office December 6, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Joe Arpaio (27482869280).jpg Joe Arpaio Outgoing Sheriff of Maricopa County[12]
David Clarke by Gage Skidmore.jpg David Clarke Sheriff of Milwaukee County[56]
Rudy Giuliani by Gage Skidmore.jpg Rudy Giuliani former Mayor of New York City, 2008 presidential candidate, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, former Associate Attorney General.[124]
John F. Kelly, 2012.jpg  Green tickY John F. Kelly Retired United States Marine Corps General and the former commander of United States Southern Command[168]
Peter T. King, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Pete King U.S. Representative from New York's 2nd congressional district; former Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee[169]
Steve King official photo.jpg Steve King U.S. Representative from Iowa's 4th congressional district[170]
Kris Kobach Kansas, Secretary of State (13419571233) (cropped).jpg Kris Kobach Secretary of State of Kansas; former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party[171]
Michael McCaul official photo.jpg Mike McCaul Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee; U.S. Representative from Texas's 10th congressional district[38]
Frances Townsend cropped.JPG Frances Townsend Former United States Homeland Security Advisor[28]
First succession
Image Name Description
Michael McCaul official photo (cropped 2).jpg Mike McCaul Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee; U.S. Representative from Texas's 10th congressional district[172]
Kirstjen Nielsen 20171.jpg Kirstjen Nielsen White House Deputy Chief of Staff[173][174][175]
Previous

John F. Kelly
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Candidates for Cabinet-level officials

Cabinet-level officials have positions that are considered to be of Cabinet level, but which are not part of the Cabinet. Which exact positions are considered part of the presidential cabinet, can vary with the president. The CIA and FEMA were cabinet-level agencies under Bill Clinton, but not George W. Bush. The head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (aka the drug czar) was a cabinet-level position under both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, but not under Barack Obama. (Not to be confused with the head of the DEA, who has remained in the org chart underneath the cabinet position held by the Attorney General.) Designation of an agency as being cabinet-level requires[citation needed] that Congress enact legislation, although executive orders unilaterally created by the president can be used to create many other types of position inside the executive branch.[citation needed] Members of the cabinet proper, as well as cabinet-level officials, meet with the president in a room adjacent to the Oval Office.

Vice President

There were dozens of potential running mates for Trump who received media speculation (including several from New York where Trump himself resides). Trump's eventual pick of Governor Mike Pence of Indiana was officially announced on July 16, 2016 and confirmed by acclamation via parliamentary procedure amongst delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016.

White House Chief of Staff

Current

John F. Kelly
Took office July 31, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Steve Bannon.jpg Steve Bannon CEO of the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[176] (Although he was a contender for the role of Chief of Staff, instead Bannon was appointed as White House Chief Strategist on November 13, 2016.)
Newt Gingrich by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg Newt Gingrich[citation needed] Former Speaker of the House from Georgia. (Gingrich has said[citation needed] he does not plan to accept a Cabinet position within the Trump administration, but prefers[citation needed] to be involved with long-term planning efforts.)
Reince Priebus by Gage Skidmore.jpg  Green tickY Reince Priebus Chair of the Republican National Committee[14][16]
Previous

Reince Priebus
January 20, 2017-July 28, 2017

United States Trade Representative

Current

Robert Lighthizer
Took office May 15, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Wayne Berman Senior executive at the Blackstone Group[178]
Rep. Charles Boustany.jpg Charles Boustany Former U.S. Representative from Louisiana, candidate (lost during the jungle primary) for U.S. Senator from Louisiana in 2016[179]
Jovita Carranza Former Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration[180]
No image.svg Dan DiMicco Former CEO of steel producer Nucor[181]
Robert Lighthizer official Transition portrait.jpg  Green tickY Robert Lighthizer Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative[178] under Reagan, lawyer at Skadden Arps; is a leading contender for the role according to anonymous transition team sources.[182] Supported pro-tariff portion of Trump's trade policies in 2011, citing pre-WWII history of the Republicans.[183]
David H. McCormick.jpg David McCormick President of Bridgewater Associates[178]

Director of National Intelligence

Current

Dan Coats
Took office March 16, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
LTG BURGESS.jpg Ronald Burgess Retired United States Army Lieutenant General and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency[86]
Robert cardillo.jpg Robert Cardillo Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency[86]
Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg  Green tickY Dan Coats Former U.S. Senator from Indiana and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee[184]
Carly Fiorina by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Carly Fiorina Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 presidential candidate[185]
Pete Hoekstra, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Peter Hoekstra Former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee[12]
DCIA David Petraeus.jpg David Petraeus Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Obama, and retired four-star General of the U.S. Army.[186] Was also considered for Secretary of Defense[55] and for Secretary of State.[187]
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN (cropped).jpg Michael S. Rogers A U.S. Navy admiral, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency, and chief of the Central Security Service.[188]
Frances Townsend cropped.JPG Frances Townsend Former United States Homeland Security Advisor[12]

Ambassador to the United Nations

Current

Nikki Haley
Took office January 27, 2017

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Current

Mick Mulvaney
Took office February 16, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Tom Coburn official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Tom Coburn Former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma; endorsed Marco Rubio in the primaries and caucuses.[48]
Gary D. Cohn - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010.jpg Gary Cohn President of Goldman Sachs[189] Selected as Director of the National Economic Council.
No image.svg David Malpass President of Encima Global, former Chief Economist of Bear Stearns[67]
Mick Mulvaney, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg  Green tickY Mick Mulvaney U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district; endorsed Rand Paul during the primaries and caucuses.[67][190]
LindaSpringer-175x211.jpg Linda Springer Former Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management[67]

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Current

Mike Pompeo
Took office January 23, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
Mike Pompeo official CIA portrait.jpg  Green tickY Mike Pompeo Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas's 4th district[191]

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Current

Scott Pruitt
Took office February 17, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Carol Comer Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management[181]
No image.svg Myron Ebell Chair of the Cooler Heads Coalition; director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and leading climate change skeptic;[84][192] Member of the Trump presidential transition team.
Robert Grady at the NVCA Annual Meeting.png Robert Grady Venture capitalist and private equity investor,[12] former head of OMB's natural resources, energy, and science unit; aide to Chris Christie and former chair of the New Jersey Investment Council overseeing the state's public employee pension fund for the New Jersey Treasury Department,[61] environmental adviser and speechwriter under George H. W. Bush who helped negotiate the Clean Air Act of 1990[61]
No image.svg Kathleen Hartnett-White Director of the energy and environment center at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; former chairwoman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality[193]
Jeffrey R. 'Jeff' Holmstead, JD.png Jeff Holmstead Lawyer for Bracewell LLP; Former Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency[12]
CynthiaLummis.jpg Cynthia Lummis Outgoing U.S. Representative from Wyoming's at-large congressional district[48]
Scott Pruitt by Gage Skidmore.jpg  Green tickY Scott Pruitt Attorney General of Oklahoma[48]
Leslie Rutledge by Gage Skidmore.jpg Leslie Rutledge Attorney General of Arkansas[48]
No image.svg Donald van der Vaart Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality[193]

Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Current

Linda McMahon
Took office February 14, 2017

Inaugural candidates
Image Name Description
No image.svg Mary Anne Bradfield Former assistant deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration; head of Donald Trump's SBA transition team[194]
SteveChabot.jpg Steve Chabot Chair of the House Small Business Committee, U.S. Representative from Ohio's 1st congressional district[67]
No image.svg Bruce Levell Co-founder of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump[194]
Linda McMahon Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.jpg  Green tickY Linda McMahon Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO, 2010 and 2012 Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Connecticut[195]
Dr. Parmis Khatibi & Chairwoman of Women's Lead PAC Christine Toretti .jpg Christine Toretti Chairman and CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling Company[194]

Removal of the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

On February 8, 2017 President Trump outlined the 24 members of the Cabinet with the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers excluded.[196][197] In addition to the chair, there are two other members of the council (also appointed by the president), as well as a staff of economists, researchers, and statisticians.

See also

Notes

  1. The sources usually indicate this is specifically sitting U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter age 39, not to be confused with his father the former U.S. Rep. and former 2008 presidential candidate Duncan Lee Hunter age 68, who previously held the exact same elected office before retiring from the seat (his son thereafter winning and becoming his replacement). Both the father and the son are being considered for potential roles within the Trump administration in defense-related positions,[50] as both are veterans (war on terror and war in Vietnam respectively), and furthermore both served on the House Armed Services Committee during their respective tenures.
  2. As of December 9, 2016, multiple media reports surfaced that Cathy McMorris Rodgers was anonymously leaked as being Trump's decision for United States Secretary of the Interior; according to Reuters.com she had been picked,[68][69] and according to Bloomberg.com she had been offered the role,[70] but most other news reports were slightly more cautious. Rodgers was most commonly called the reported pick[71][72] or the expected pick,[73][74][75][76][77] or similar phrases by the media. Some smaller media outfits said only that she was the likely pick.[78][79] CNN was the most cautious, only stating in passing that Rodgers was the leading contender,[80] albeit in an article that was more about discussing the various influences upon the vetting-process rather than being solely concentrating on the latest updates as to the status of the role itself. At least one media entity, The News & Observer (online since 1994), published a report during the afternoon of December 9 questioning the coverage of Rodgers as the expected pick, stating that an anonymous official -- presumably different from the one that had leaked the Rodgers scoop earlier -- with the Trump transition team has specifically refuted that Rodgers was the expected pick, and that quote "No offer has been made... still looking at candidates."[81]

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