•=Confirmed *=No Senate confirmation needed ③=Dept. Positions 208 Confirmed. Continuously updated. Alphabetical.
Principal duties of the Secretary of Agriculture
We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Our strategic plan serves as a roadmap for the Department to help ensure we achieve our mission and implement our vision.
- Assist rural communities to create prosperity so they are self-sustaining, re-populating, and economically thriving.
- Ensure our national forests and private working lands are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change, while enhancing our water resources.
- Help America promote agricultural production and biotechnology exports as America works to increase food security.
- Ensure that all of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and balanced meals.
- Create a USDA for the 21st century that is high performing, efficient, and adaptable.
•Deputy Secretary – Stephen Censky
•Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs – Ted McKinney
• Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory programs – Gregory Ibach
Principal duties of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
The core mission of OMB is to serve the President of the United States in implementing his vision across the Executive Branch. OMB is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President. It reports directly to the President and helps a wide range of executive departments and agencies across the Federal Government to implement the commitments and priorities of the President.
As the implementation and enforcement arm of Presidential policy government-wide, OMB carries out its mission through five critical processes that are essential to the President’s ability to plan and implement his priorities across the Executive Branch:
- Budget development and execution, a significant government-wide process managed from the Executive Office of the President and a mechanism by which a President implements decisions, policies, priorities, and actions in all areas (from economic recovery to health care to energy policy to national security);
- Management — oversight of agency performance, Federal procurement, financial management, and information/IT (including paperwork reduction, privacy, and security);
- Coordination and review of all significant Federal regulations by executive agencies, to reflect Presidential priorities and to ensure that economic and other impacts are assessed as part of regulatory decision-making, along with review and assessment of information collection requests;
- Legislative clearance and coordination (review and clearance of all agency communications with Congress, including testimony and draft bills) to ensure consistency of agency legislative views and proposals with Presidential policy; and
- Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda to agency heads and officials, the mechanisms by which the President directs specific government-wide actions by Executive Branch officials.
Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor/National Security Council – Stephen Bannon
Principal duties of the Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor
- The Chess player of the White House, thinking ahead.
- Protect the president’s brand and Craft his message.
- Keep the focus of who President Trump is.
- The person on Trumps shoulder giving advice.
David Axelrod, Pete Rouse, Valerie Jarrett, and John Podesta = Barack Obama
Karl Rove = George W. Bush
David Gergen = Bill Clinton
Edwin Meese = Ronald Reagan
CIA Director – Mike Pompeo
Principal duties of the CIA Director:
- Collecting intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means, except that he shall have no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions;
- Correlating and evaluating intelligence related to the national security and providing appropriate dissemination of such intelligence;
- Providing overall direction for and coordination of the collection of national intelligence outside the United States through human sources by elements of the Intelligence Community authorized to undertake such collection and, in coordination with other departments, agencies, or elements of the United States Government which are authorized to undertake such collection, ensuring that the most effective use is made of resources and that appropriate account is taken of the risks to the United States and those involved in such collection; and
- Performing such other functions and duties related to intelligence affecting the national security as the President or the Director of National Intelligence may direct.
•General Counsel – Courtney Simmons Elwood
Secretary of Commerce – Wilbur Ross
Principal duties of the Secretary of Commerce
The Department works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans.
Boosts American Competitiveness
- Invests in American innovation
- Enhances American manufacturers’ competitiveness
- Promotes American exports and export-related jobs
- Fosters the next generation of wireless
- Invests in regional economic competitiveness
- Sustains critical satellite programs to monitor the Earth’s weather
- Supports fisheries stock assessments and economic development
- Advances climate science and services to meet growing demands from the public and private sector
- Strengthens support for the Census Bureau’s economic and household data collection
•General Counsel – Peter B. Davidson
•Asst Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs – Michael Platt Jr.
•Undersecretary for Economic Affairs – Karen Dunn Kelley
•Undersecretary for standards and technology – Walter Copan
•Asst Secretary for Export Enforcement – Richard Ashooh
•Dir General for the US and Foreign Commercial Service and Asst Secretary for Global Markets – Elizabeth Erin Walsh
•Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information – David J. Redl
•Undersecretary for Export Administration – Mira Radielovic Ricardel
•Assistant secretary for oceans and atmosphere – Timothy Gallaudet
Deputy Commerce Secretary – Todd Ricketts
- Deputy Commerce Secretary will help us cut waste and streamline government.
- The Deputy Secretary serves as the Department’s chief operating officer, with responsibility for the day-to-day management.
- Serves as the principal deputy of the Secretary of Commerce in all matters affecting the Department.
- Exercise of policy direction and general supervision over operating units not placed under other Secretarial Officers or other Department officials.
- Acts as Secretary if the Secretary has died, resigned, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary.
Secretary of Defense – Gen. James Mattis
Principal duties of the Secretary of Defense
- The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy advisor to the President. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction, and control over the Department of Defense.
- Has control over the three departments of the U.S. armed forces; the Army and the Navy, as well as the Air Force.
- The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.
- The department’s headquarters is at the Pentagon.
- The mission of Defense.gov is to support the overall mission of the Department of Defense by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations.
- The national security depends on our defense installations and facilities being in the right place, at the right time, with the right qualities and capacities to protect our national resources.
•Deputy Secretary – Patrick Shanahan
•Under Secretary/Comptroller – David Norquist
•Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics – Ellen M. Lord
•Undersecretary for Intelligence – Joseph Kernan
•Asst Secretary for Legislative Affairs – Robert R. Hood
•Secretary of the Air Force – Heather Wilson
•Undersecretary of the Air Force – Mathew P. Donovan
•Secretary of the Army – Mark T. Esper
•Undersecretary of the Army – Ryan McCarthy
•Secretary of the Navy – Richard V. Spencer
•Undersecretary of the Navy – Thomas B. Modly
•Director for Operational Test and Evaluation – Robert Behler
•Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness – Robert L. Wilkie
•Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Policy – David Trachtenberg
•Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Intelligence – Kari. A. Bingen
•Principal Deputy Undersecretary (comptroller) – Elaine McCusker
•Asst Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security – Kenneth Rapuano
•Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs – Robert Story Karem
•Assistant Secretary for Logistics and Material Readiness – Robert H. McMahon
•Assistant Secretary for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense – Guy B. Roberts
•Asst Secretary for Energy, Installations, and Environment – Lucian Niemeyer
•Deputy Chief Management Officer – John H. Gibson
•Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation – Robert Daigle
•Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs – Shon J. Manasco
•Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition – James F. Geurts
Principal duties of the Director of the National Economic Council
The National Economic Council (NEC) was established in 1993 to advise the President on U.S. and global economic policy. It resides within the Office of Policy Development and is part of the Executive Office of the President. By Executive Order, the NEC has four principal functions:
- Coordinate policy-making for domestic and international economic issues
- Coordinate economic policy advice for the President, to ensure that policy decisions and programs are consistent with the President’s economic goals
- Monitor implementation of the President’s economic policy agenda.
- The NEC is comprised of numerous department and agency heads within the administration, whose policy jurisdictions impact the nation’s economy.
The NEC Director works in conjunction with these officials to coordinate and implement the President’s economic policy objectives.
The Director is supported by a staff of policy specialists in various fields including:
- Financial markets
- Fiscal policy
- Social Security
Principal duties of the Education Secretary
- Administers more than 150 federal education programs, including student loans, migrant worker training, vocational education, and special programs for the handicapped.
- The Department of Education took over many of the education programs previously managed by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and six other agencies.
The mission of the Department of Education is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
II. Functions of the Office of the Secretary/Office of the Deputy Secretary
The Secretary is responsible for the overall direction, supervision, and coordination of all activities of the Department and is the principal adviser to the President on Federal policies, programs and activities related to education in the United States. The Secretary serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Department under the President’s Memorandum of July 11, 2001.
The Deputy Secretary focuses on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities relating to elementary and secondary education matters. This mission addresses a wide spectrum of interests ranging from safe and drug free schools, special education and rehabilitative services to education of linguistically and culturally diverse students, and promotion of educational interventions, and reforms.
The Under Secretary focuses on higher and adult education policy, postsecondary policy, college aid, and the President’s financial aid reforms for the Pell Grant program.
III. Order of Succession
In the event that the Secretary dies, resigns or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office, and the office is thereby deemed to be vacant, the Deputy Secretary shall temporarily perform the functions and duties of the office in an acting capacity.
- Deputy Secretary
- Under Secretary
- General Counsel
- Chief Financial Officer
In instances where the office is not vacant, but all of the above principal officers are unable to perform the functions and duties of the office, the functions and duties of the offices shall be performed by the remaining principal officers in an order of seniority determined by date of appointment. Further, in the event that all of the Department’s principal officers are unable to perform the functions and duties of the office, the following individuals shall perform the functions and duties of the office in the order listed:
- Secretary’s Regional Representative – Region VIII ( Denver)
- Secretary’s Regional Representative – Region III (Philadelphia)
- Secretary’s Regional Representative – Region IV (Atlanta)
- The remaining Secretary’s Regional Representatives, in seniority order as determined by the date of appointment.
•Asst Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs – Peter Louis Oppenheim
Principal duties of the Secretary of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is charged with advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.
- Positions the US to lead in the clean energy economy by providing $6.3 billion at DOE for clean energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities.
- More than doubles funding for energy efficiency activities, increases support for renewable energy activities by over 70 percent, and provides $550 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy.
- Doubles the number of Energy Innovation Hubs, adding three more across the country to research energy storage, critical materials for energy, and new SmartGrid technologies and systems. These new hubs join those already modeling nuclear reactor technology, developing liquid fuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide, and studying energy efficient buildings.
- Creates a multi-pronged initiative with the goal of reducing energy usage in our nation’s commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020 through the Better Buildings Initiative. This includes a new pilot program to increase financing opportunities for universities, schools, and hospitals; a new $100 million “Race to Green” competition for state and municipal governments to implement innovative approaches to building codes; and performance standards; a private-sector Buildings Challenge; increased building technology R&D funding; and a redesign of tax incentives.
- Helps advance the goal of one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 through a shift from the existing tax credit incentive to a rebate that would be available to consumers at the point of sale and a $588 million investment in research, development and deployment programs.
- Increase the percentage of electricity produced by clean energy sources by encouraging early commercial deployment of innovative clean energy technologies with additional loan guarantee support for nuclear power plants and innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that will be coupled with tax incentives for renewable energy generation and manufacturing.
Protects Americans from the Threat of Nuclear Harm and Pollution
Improves the Way Federal Dollars are Spent
•Deputy Secretary – Dan R. Brouillette
•Undersecretary for Management and Performance – Mark Wesley Menezes
•Undersecretary for Science – Paul Dabbar
•Assistant secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability – Bruce J. Walker
•Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy – Steven E. Winberg
Principal duties of the Environmental Protection Agency
- all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
- national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
- federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
- environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
- all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
- environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and
- the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
•Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation – William L. Wehrum
•Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance assurance – Susan Bodine
Principal duties of the Health and Human Secretary
- It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
•Deputy Secretary – Eric Hargan
•Commissioner of FDA – Scott Gottlieb
•Asst Secretary for Aging and Administrator, Administration for Community Living – Lance Allen Robertson
•Surgeon General – Jerome M. Adams
•Asst Secretary for Preparedness and Response – Robert P. Kadlec
•Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Elinore F. McCance-Katz
Principal duties of the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security
- Defeat Terrorism Worldwide
- Strengthen Our Bio and Nuclear Security Ensuring that decision-makers have the tools they need to manage disease outbreaks by linking health care providers, hospitals, and public health agencies. By building on America’s unparalleled talent and through international partnerships, we can create new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests, and manufacture them more quickly and efficiently.Strengthening our nuclear security by enhancing our nuclear detection architecture and ensuring that our own nuclear materials are secure. By establishing well-planned, well-rehearsed, plans for coordinated response, we will also ensure a capability that can dramatically diminish the consequences of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents.
- Improve Intelligence Capacity and Information Sharing
- Ensuring a Secure Global Digital Information and Communications Infrastructure
- Promote the Resiliency of our Physical and Social Infrastructure
- Pursue Comprehensive Transborder Security
- Ensure Effective Incident Management
•Deputy Secretary – Elaine C. Duke
•Undersecretary for Management – Claire M. Grady
•Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis – David J. Glawe
•Asst Secretary for Transportation Security Administration – David P. Pekoske
• Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Brock Long
•Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – Lee Grancis Cissna
•Deputy administrator for protection and national preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Daniel J. Kaniewski
Principal duties of the Housing and Urban Development Secretary
Supports the Housing Market and Economic Recovery
- Sustains support for housing counseling services, including assistance for families in danger of foreclosure, and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance to support home purchases and lower-cost re-financed mortgages, as well as providing loss mitigation solutions for FHA-insured borrowers at risk of foreclosure.
- Improves public housing and revitalizes surrounding neighborhoods by providing $250 million to continue HUD’s transformative investments in high-poverty neighborhoods where distressed HUD-assisted public and privately-owned housing is located.
- Invests in sustainable communities by providing $150 million for more communities to develop comprehensive local and regional housing and transportation plans that result in sustainable development, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and increased transit-accessible housing.
- Bolsters economic rejuvenation in hard-hit areas with a new Growth Zone program that will deliver expanded tax incentives for investment and employment (in collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration).
Improves the Way Federal Dollars are Spent
- Helps economically distressed communities use Federal funds more strategically to support job creation and economic development through the launch of an interagency effort led by HUD and the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).
- Reduces funding for CDBG by 7.5 percent, or $300 million relative to current funding levels, in a tough choice that balances the need to decrease the budget deficit with the fiscal constraints confronting State and local governments.
- Reduces funding for new housing construction for seniors and persons with disabilities by $172 million relative to the 2010 enacted level. The Budget maintains funding for all currently assisted housing for these groups, and provides a total of $953 million for the programs.
- Begins the transformation of HUD-assisted public and privately-owned housing with a $200 million demonstration that will leverage private capital for preservation and thereby prevent the loss of critical affordable units.
Protects Housing Opportunities for the Highly Disadvantaged
- Provides $35 billion to preserve rental housing assistance to 4.7 million low-income families.
- Provides more than $2.5 billion to continue progress toward the Administration’s goal to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans and families.
•Deputy Secretary – Pamela Hughes Patenaude
•Asst Secretary for Community Planning and Development – Neal J. Rackleff
•Asst Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity – Anna Maria Farias
Principal duties of the Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior uses sound science to manage and sustain America’s lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honors our nation’s responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocates for America’s island communities.
- Climate Change
- Cobell / Land Buyback
- Deepwater Horizon
- Hurricane Sandy
- Land & Water Conservation Fund
- Native Americans
- New Energy Frontier
- Open Government Initiative
- Water Challenges
•Deputy Secretary – David Bernhardt
•Assistant Secretary for Insular areas – Douglas W. Domenech
•Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management – Joseph Balash
•Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation – Brenda Burman
Attorney General – Jeff Sessions
Principal duties of the Attorney General:
- Represent the United States in legal matters.
- Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.
- Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.
- Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.
- Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.
- Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.
•Deputy Attorney General – Rod J. Rosenstein
•Associate Attorney General – Rachel L. Brand
•Solicitor General – Noel J. Francisco
•Asst Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel – Steven Engel
•Asst Attorney General for the Office for Legislative Affairs – Stephen Elliott Boyd
•Asst Attorney General for the Antitrust division – Makan Delrahim
•Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI – Christopher A. Wray
•Asst Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy – Beth Ann Williams
Principal duties of the Department of Labor Secretary
Wages & Hours
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Workplace Safety & Health
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act
- Workers’ compensation program
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
- Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)
- Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA)
Employee Benefit Security
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Unions & Their Members
- Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Garnishment of Wages
- Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Government Contracts, Grants, or Financial Aid
- Davis-Bacon Act,
- McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act
- Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Workers
- Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Mine Safety & Health
- Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
Plant Closings & Layoffs
• Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health – David G. Zatezalo
Principal duties of the Administrator
- The Administrator directs the planning, coordination, and implementation of the programs under Titles XI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act and related statutes, as amended, and directs the development of effective relationships between these programs and private and federally supported health-related programs.
- Within broad Department of Health and Human Services policy and guidelines, the Administrator oversees the establishment of program goals and objectives and the development of policies, standards and guidelines; evaluates progress in the administration of CMS programs; and ensures that required actions are taken to direct or redirect efforts to achieve program objectives.
- The Administrator works with the States, other Federal agencies and other concerned nongovernmental organizations in administering health care financing programs.
- The Administrator is assisted by a Principal Deputy Administrator, who functions with full authority during the Administrator’s absence.
Director of National Intelligence – Dan Coats
Principal duties of the Director of National Intelligence
- Lead Intelligence Integration.
- Forge an Intelligence Community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible.
- Integrate intelligence analysis and collection to inform decisions made from the White House to the foxhole.
- Drive responsible and secure information-sharing.
- Set strategic direction and priorities for national intelligence resources and capabilities.
- Develop and implement Unifying Intelligence Strategies across regional and functional portfolios.
- Strengthen partnerships to enrich intelligence.
- Advance cutting-edge capabilities to provide global intelligence advantage.
- Promote a diverse, highly-skilled intelligence workforce that reflects the strength of America.
- Align management practices to best serve the Intelligence Community.
•Principal Deputy Director – Susan Gordon
National Security Advisor – General H.R. McMaster
Principal duties of the National Security Advisor
- Staffing and supporting the President in playing the President’s constitutional role in national security and foreign policy
- Advocating and advancing Presidential initiatives within Executive Branch.
- Injecting a sense of urgency into the interagency process.
- Coordinating those important or consequential initiatives and policies that require the concerted effort of multiple departments and agencies to achieve a Presidential objective.
- Injecting a sense of strategy into the interagency process.
- Explaining the President’s policies to the public.
Deputy National Security Advisor -Dina Habib Powell
Principal duties of the Deputy National Security Advisor – TBD
- Assists National Security Advisor
- Dina Powell is also valuable for Arabic matters
Principal duties of the Small Business Administration
Access to Capital (Business Financing)
SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending – to substantial debt and equity investment capital (venture capital).
Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations throughout the United States and US territories.
Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
In keeping with the mandate of Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act, SBA’s Office of Government Contracting sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to reach the statutory goal of 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses. This office also provides small businesses with subcontracting procurement opportunities, outreach programs, and training.
Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)
Created in 1978, this Office reviews Congressional legislation and testifies on behalf of small business. It also assesses the impact of the regulatory burden on behalf of small businesses. Additionally, it conducts a vast array of research on American small businesses and the small business environment. The Chief Counsel of this office is appointed by the President of the United States.
•Deputy Administrator – Althea Coetzee
Principal duties of the Secretary of State
The President of the United States determines U.S. foreign policy. The Secretary of State, with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States.
- Serves as the President’s principal adviser on U.S. foreign policy;
- Conducts negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs;
- Grants and issues passports to American citizens and exequaturs to foreign consuls in the United States;
- Advises the President on the appointment of U.S. ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and other diplomatic representatives;
- Advises the President regarding the acceptance, recall, and dismissal of the representatives of foreign governments;
- Personally participates in or directs U.S. representatives to international conferences, organizations, and agencies;
- Negotiates, interprets, and terminates treaties and agreements;
- Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries;
- Supervises the administration of U.S. immigration laws abroad;
- Provides information to American citizens regarding the political, economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian conditions in foreign countries;
- Informs the Congress and American citizens on the conduct of U.S. foreign relations;
- Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between the United States and other countries;
- Administers the Department of State;
- Supervises the Foreign Service of the United States.
••Deputy Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary for Mangement and Resources – John J. Sullivan
•Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy – Irwin Steven Goldstein
•Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs – Manisha Singh
•Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs – Carl C. Risch
•Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security – Michael T. Evanoff
•Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian affairs – A. Wess Mitchell
•Chief of Protocal – Sean P. Lawler
•Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism – Nathan Alexander Sales
•Permanent Representative of the US on the Council of NATO – Kay Bailey Hutchison
•Public delegate, U.S. representative to the U.N. General Assembly – Christopher Smith
•Public delegate, U.S. representative to the U.N. General Assembly – Barbara Lee
•Representative to the Economic And Social Council of the UN – Kelly Eckels Currie
•Representative of the U.S. on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, with rank of ambassador – Thomas L. Carter
•Ambassador to Afghanistan – John R. Bass
•Ambassador to Algeria – John P. Desrocher
•Ambassador to Angola – Nina Maria Fite
•Ambassador to Bahrain – Justin Hicks Siberell
•Ambassador to Cameroon – Peter Henry Barlerin
•Ambassador to Canada – Kelly Knight Craft
•Ambassador to China – Terry Branstad
•Ambassador to the Republic of Congo – Todd Philip Haskell
•Ambassador to Costa Rica – Sharon Day
•Ambassador to Croatia – Robert W. Kohorst
•Ambassador to Czech Republic – Stephen B. King
•Ambassador to Denmark – Carla Sands
•Ambasador to Djibouti – Larry Edward Andre Jr.
•Ambassador to Ethiopia – Michael Arthur Raynor
•Ambassador to France & Monaco – Jamie McCourt
•Ambassador to Guatemala – Luis E. Arreaga
•Ambassador to Haiti – Michele Jeanne Sison
•Ambassador to Holy See – Callista L. Gingrich
•Ambassador to India – Kenneth I. Juster
•Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman
•Ambassador to Italy & San Marino – Lewis Eisenberg
•Ambassador to Japan – William Francis Hagerty IV
•Ambassador to Mauritania – Michael James Dodman
•Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles – David Dale Reimer
•Ambassador to Namibia – Lisa A. Johnson
•Ambassador to Netherlands – Peter Hoekstra
•Ambassador to Niger – Eric P. Whitaker
•Ambassador to Peru – Krishna R. Urs
•Ambassador to Portugal – George Edward Glass
•Ambassador to Russia – Jon Huntsman
•Ambassador to Republic of Senegal & Guinea-Bissau – Tulinabo Mushingi
•Ambassador to Sierra Leone – Maria E. Brewer
•Ambassador to Spain & Andorra – Robert Duke Buchan III
•Ambassador to Switzerland & Principality of Liechtenstein – Edward T. McMullen Jr.
•Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Timor – Leste Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick
•Ambassador to the United Kingdom – Robert Wood Johnson
•Ambassador to Vietnam – Daniel J. Kritenbrink
•Ambassador to Zambia – Daniel Lewis Foote
•Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa – Scott Brown
Principal duties of the Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues. USTR provides trade policy leadership and negotiating expertise promoting the administration’s trade policy to open markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses.
Principal duties of the Transportation Secretary
- Oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation.
- Negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations.
- Issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems and preparing transportation legislation.
•Deputy Secretary – Jeffrey A. Rosen
•General Counsel – Steven Gill Bradbury
•Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy – Derek Kan
•Administrator, Maritime Administration – Mark H. Buzby
•Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration – Howard R. Elliott
Principal duties of the Secretary of the Treasury
- Managing Federal finances;
- Collecting taxes, duties and monies paid to and due to the U.S. and paying all bills of the U.S.;
- Currency and coinage;
- Managing Government accounts and the public debt;
- Supervising national banks and thrift institutions;
- Advising on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy;
- Enforcing Federal finance and tax laws;
- Investigating and prosecuting tax evaders, counterfeiters, and forgers.
•General Counsel – Brent James McIntosh
•Undersecretary for International Affairs – David Malpass
•Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence – Sigal Mandelker
•Asst Secretary (Deputy Undersecretary) for Legislative Affairs – Andrew “Drew” K. Maloney
•Asst Secretary for Financial Institutions – Christoper Campbell
•Asst Secretary for International Markets and Development – Heath P. Tarbert
•Asst Secretary for Tax Policy – David J. Kautter
•Assistant secretary for terrorist financing – Marshall Billingslea
•Comptroller of the Currency – Joseph Otting
Principal duties of the U.S. Ambassador
- Represent U.S. interests.
- Keeps the U.S. State Department informed of events at the United Nations.
- The ambassador then makes recommendations to the State Department and the president as to what course of action the United States should pursue.
- Responsible for trimming the United Nations budget
- Push for Security Council Resolutions
- Can apply pressure to block Secretaries-General from confirmation.
- Represents the White House policy
Principal duties of the Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides the millions of American veterans and their dependents with:
- Health care services
- Benefits programs and access to national cemeteries.
- VA employs more than 250,000 people at hundreds of medical centers, nursing homes, benefits offices and national cemeteries throughout the country.
- Education and vocational rehabilitation benefits
- Home loans
- Life insurance
- Disability compensation
The department carries out its duties through three main administrative divisions:
- Veterans Benefits Administration
- Veterans Health Administration
- National Cemetery Administration.
•Deputy Secretary – Thomas G. Bowman
•General Counsel – James Byrne
•Asst Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs – Brooks D. Tucker
•Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs – Randy Reeves
•Asst Secretary for Policy and Planning – Melissa Sue Glynn
•Chairman, board of Veterans’ Appeals – Cheryl L. Mason
White House chief of staff – Gen. John Kelly
Principal duties of the White House Chief of Staff:
• Supervise and select key White House staff
• Control access to the Oval Office and the president
• Manage communications and information flow
• Negotiate with Congress, executive branch agencies, and external political groups to implement the president’s agenda.
The Chief of Staff oversees the following offices within the EOP and White House Office Council of Economic Advisers
Council on Environmental Quality
National Security Staff
Office of Administration
Office of Management and Budget
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Office of the Vice President
Domestic Policy Council
National Security Advisor
National Economic Council
Office of Cabinet Affairs
Office of the Chief of Staff
Office of Communications
Office of Digital Strategy
Office of the First Lady
Office of Legislative Affairs
Office of Management and Administration
Oval Office Operations
Office of Presidential Personnel
Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Scheduling and Advance
Office of the Staff Secretary
Office of the White House Counsel
Principal duties of the White House Counsel
- This is the person that President Trump will ask, “Are there any legal problems with this?”
- Advises the President, the Office of the President, and the White House staff on all legal issues pertaining to the President and the White House. It is often said that the office sits at the intersection of law, policy, and politics.
- Advises on investigations, litigation, legislative and administrative proposals, policy initiatives, and judicial nominations, as well as providing legal advice on the myriad of questions that arise in the day-to-day work of the Executive Office of the President.
- White House Counsel is a unique type of office; they deal with legal issues regarding national security and nominations, but also White House issues such as ethics and employment policies.
•Health and Human Services
•Housing and Urban Development
*WH Chief of Staff
•Council of Economic Advisers – Kevin Allen Hassett
•Office of Management & Budget
•Small Business Administration
•U.S. Mission to the United Nations
•U.S. Trade Representative
Other notable nominations:
Assistant to the President:
•Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – Neomi Rao
•Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator – Vishal Amin
Senior Advisor to the President – Jared Kushner
Senior Advisor to the President – Ivanka Trump
Special Assistant to the President – Boris Epshteyn
Special Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Response – Steven Cheung
Attorney to the President – Michael Cohen
Advisor and public liaison to government agencies and businesses – ?
Assistant and Sr. Advisor to the President for Policy – Stephen Miller
Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs – Marc Short
Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel – John DeStefano
Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison – Omarosa Manigault
Assistant to President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President – Josh Pitcock
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations – Keith Schiller
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance – George Gigicos
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director – Jessica Ditto
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director and Research Director – Raj Shah
Deputy Assistant to the President and Political Director – Bill Stepien
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President – Jen Pavlik
Special Assistant to the President and Personal Aide to the President – John McEntee
Special Counselor to the President – Kellyanne Conway
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
•Chairman – Christoper Giancarlo
•Commissioner – Brian D. Quintenz
•Commissioner – Rostin Behnam
Press Secretary – Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary – Raj Shah
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications Director – Mercedes Schlapp
Asst to the President and Communications Director – Hope Hicks
Social Media Director – Dan Scavino
Office of the Special Counsel
•Special Counsel – Henry Kerner
Domestic Policy Council
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council – Andrew Bremberg
Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Director of Budget Policy – Paul Winfree
Healthcare Policy – Katy Talento
Urban Affairs and Revitalization – Ja’Ron Smith
Education Policy – Rob Goad
Justice and Homeland Security Policy – John Zadrozny
Regulatory Reform, Legal and Immigration Policy – Zina Bash
Senior Policy Analyst – Peter J. White
Farm Credit Administration
•Member – Glen R. Smith
FCC Federal Communications Commission
•Chairman – Ajit Varadaraj Pai
•Commissioner – Jessica Rosenworcel
•Commissioner – Brendan Carr
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
•Member – Neil Chatterjee
•Member – Robert F. Powelson
•Member – Kevin J. McIntyre
•Member – Richard Glick
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
•Executive Vice President – David Steele Bohigian
•President and CEO – Ray Washburne
Federal Labor Relations Authority
•Chairman – Colleen Kiko
•Member – James Thomas Abbott
•Member – Ernest W. Dubester
General Services Administration
•Administrator – Emily Webster Murphy
National Labor Relations Board
•Board Member – William J. Emanuel
•Board Member – Marvin Kaplan
•General Counsel – Peter B. Robb
National Mediation Board
•Board Member – Linda Puchala
•Board Member – Kyle Fortson
•Board Member – Gerald W. Fauth
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
•Chairman – Kristine L. Svinicki
Federal Reserve System
Governor – Randy Quarles
National Trade Council, Staff:
•National Trade Council (New) – Peter Navarro
•Deputy Director of the National Trade Council for the Defense Industrial Base – Alexander Gray
•Deputy Director of the National Trade Council for “Buy American, Hire American” – Rolf Lundberg
National Transportation Safety Board
•Board Member – Robert L. Sumwalt III
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
•Commission Member – Heather L. MacDougall
•Commission Member – James J. Sullivan
Office of the Senior Advisor to the President for Policy, Staff Announcements:
•Director of Policy and Interagency Coordination – Carlos Diaz-Rosillo
•Advisor for Policy, Strategy, and Speechwriting – Vince Haley
•Advisor for Policy, Strategy, and Speechwriting – Ross Worthington
•Advisor for Policy Development and Speechwriting – Ryan Jarmula
•Special Assistant to the Senior Advisor – Robert Gabriel
Securities and Exchange Commission
•Chairman – Jay Clayton
US Agency for International Development
•Administrator – Mark Andrew Green
African Development Bank
•United States Director – J. Steven Dowd
Director of the U.S. Secret Service – Randolph Alles
Chief of Staff and Exec Sec of the Nat Security Council – Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Asst to the President – Thomas P. Bossert
Federal Regulations Adviser – Carl Icahn
Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason D. Greenblatt
Deputy Chief of Staff to the White House – Katie Walsh
Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Implementation – Rick Dearborn
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations – Joe Hagin
Official White House Photographer – Shealah Craighead
RNC Chairperson – Ronna Romney McDaniel