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THE ADMINISTRATION * THE CABINET

administration THE ADMINISTRATION

administration_president_obama President Barack Obama

administration_vice_president_biden Vice President Joe Biden

administration_michelle_obama First Lady Michelle Obama

administration_jill_biden Dr. Jill Biden

administration_cabinet The Cabinet

administration_staff White House Staff

administration_eop Executive Office of the President

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:

Vice President of the United States

Joseph R. Biden

Department of State
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
http://www.state.gov
Department of the Treasury
Secretary Timothy F. Geithner
http://www.treasury.gov
Department of Defense
Secretary Robert M. Gates
http://www.defenselink.mil
Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
http://www.usdoj.gov
Department of the Interior
Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar
http://www.doi.gov
Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack
http://www.usda.gov
Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov
Department of Labor
Secretary-designate: Hilda L. Solis
http://www.dol.gov
Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan
http://www.hud.gov
Department of Transportation
Secretary Raymond L. LaHood
http://www.dot.gov
Department of Energy
Secretary Steven Chu
http://www.energy.gov
Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan
http://www.ed.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki
http://www.va.gov
Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet A. Napolitano
http://www.dhs.gov


The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:
Council of Economic Advisers
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
MD5: 99455e4f6256e0ddc568db8d4043714a
Original URL: http://whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/

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