You hear the names on the news, but do you know who makes up the president’s Cabinet?
The Cabinet includes Vice President Mike Pence, the White House chief of staff, the attorney general and secretaries and directors of the country’s executive departments.
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As of Dec. 26, the departments and the administrators are as follows:
- Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda E. McMahon
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned by request of President Donald Trump on Nov. 7. Trump announced in early December that he'd chosen former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to replace Sessions.
- Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats
- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel
- Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney
Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley announced her resignation in October, effective by the end of 2018. Trump announced in early December that he’d chosen State Department spokeswoman and former Fox News host Heather Nauert to replace Haley.
- Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
- Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross Jr.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned Dec. 20. Trump named Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan as Mattis' replacement, starting Jan. 1.
- Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos
- Secretary of Energy James Richard Perry
- Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar
- Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke resigned with plans to step away from his post at the end of 2018, Trump said in a tweet in December.
- Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
- Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
- Vice President Michael R. Pence
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly resigned with plans to step away from his post at the end of 2018, Trump said in a tweet in December. The president said Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will become his acting chief of staff after Kelly's exit.