The Cabinet

The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. Established in Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, the Cabinet’s role is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office.

The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.

In order of succession to the Presidency:

Department of State
Secretary of State: Hillary R. Clinton

Department of the Treasury
Secretary: Timothy F. Geithner

Department of Defense
Secretary: Robert M. Gates

Department of Justice
Attorney General: Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Department of the Interior
Secretary: Ken L. Salazar

Department of Agriculture
Secretary: Thomas J. Vilsack

Department of Commerce

Department of Labor
Secretary-designate: Hilda L. Solis

Department of Health and Human Services
Coming Soon!

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary: Shaun L.S. Donovan

Department of Transportation
Secretary: Raymond L. LaHood

Department of Energy
Secretary: Steven Chu

Department of Education
Secretary: Arne Duncan

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary: Eric K. Shinseki

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary: Janet Napolitano
Council of Economic Advisors
Chair Christina Romer

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

Office of Management & Budget
Director Peter R. Orszag

United States Trade Representative
Ambassador-designate: Ronald Kirk
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Ambassador Susan Rice

White House Chief of Staff
Rahm I. Emanuel


Recommended Links

obama chronicles: all obama news all the time support obama chronicles on facebook! they suck: a consumer sounding board montara ventures - musings from the coast hipaa compliance news brought to you by dahlias really cool web hosts