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The President’s Cabinet

The Cabinet Agencies and Secretaries

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Secretary of State John Kerry Testifies To Senate Committee On International Affairs Budget For FY2015
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Clearly one of the most popular homework assignments in America -- "Name the president's Cabinet."

The Cabinet-level departments are listed here in order of presidential succession.

Department of State
Secretary of State: John Kerry
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.state.gov/

Department of Treasury
Secretary of the Treasury: Jacob J. Lew
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.ustreas.gov/

Department of Defense
Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.defenselink.mil/

Department of Justice
Attorney General: Eric Holder
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.usdoj.gov/

Department of Interior
Secretary of the Interior: Sally Jewell
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.doi.gov/

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.usda.gov/

Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary of Commerce: Rebecca M. Blank
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.commerce.gov/

Department of Labor
Secretary of Labor: Thomas E. Perez
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.dol.gov/

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.hhs.gov/

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Shaun Donovan
(Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been confirmed by the Senate to replace Mr. Donovan)
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.hud.gov/

Department of Transportation (DOT)
Secretary of Transportation: Anthony Foxx
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.dot.gov/

Department of Energy (DOE)
Secretary of Energy: Dr. Ernest Moniz
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.doe.gov/

Department of Education
Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.ed.gov/

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Acting Secretary of VA: Sloan D. Gibson
(Former Sec. Eric K. Shinseki resigned on May 30)
President Obama has nominated retired Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to be the next Sec. of the VA.
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.va.gov/

Department of Homeland Security
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security: Jeh C. Johnson
Brief Summary of Department's Role
Web Address: http://www.dhs.gov/

Note: While not officially part of the Cabinet, the following positions currently have Cabinet-rank status:

White House Chief of Staff
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Director of the Office of Management & Budget
United States Trade Representative
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Administrator of the Small Business Administration

More About the Cabinet
Why is it called "cabinet?" When did it first meet? How much do the secretaries make, who picks them and how long do they serve?

Also See: Government 101

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