Trump cabinet at-a-glance

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President Donald Trump’s administration brings new leadership to every federal agency — a fraction of the nearly 4,000 political hires he’ll make in the Oval Office.

So who’s coming? Who’s going? Federal News Radio has compiled an at-a-glance “cheat sheet” of key executive hires as they happen. The names listed here reflect the information reported by the Trump administration and may be subject to change.

Agriculture Department

Nominee: Sonny Perdue

White House ends hiring freeze, mandates workforce, mission restructuring

Former: Tom Vilsack

Budget: $25 billion (FY 2016)


Air Force Secretary

Nominee: Heather Wilson


Central Intelligence Agency

Current: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)

Former: John Brennan

Budget: $15 billion (FY 2014)

Hiring freeze or thaw? What OMB’s memo really says

President Donald Trump announced Feb. 2 that he intends to nominate Gina Haspel to serve as deputy CIA director


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Nominee: Seema Verma, President, CEO and founder of SVC, Inc.

Former: Andy Slavitt

Budget: $970.8 billion (FY 2016)


Commerce Department

Nominee: Wilbur Ross, billionaire investor

Former: Penny Pritzker

Budget: $9.8 billion (FY 2016)


Defense Department

Current: Retired Gen. James Mattis

Former: Ash Carter

Budget: $585 billion (FY 2016)


Education Department

Current: Betty DeVos

Former: John B. King Jr.

Budget: $77.4 billion


Energy Department

Nominee: Rick Perry, former governor of Texas

Former: Ernest Moniz

Budget: $27.9 billion (FY 2015)


Environmental Protection Agency

Current: Scott Pruitt

Former: Regina McCarthy

Budget: $8.1 billion


Health and Human Services Department

Nominee: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman, House Budget Committee

Former: Sylvia Burwell

Budget: $1.05 trillion (FY 2015)


Homeland Security Department

Current: Retired Gen. John Kelly

Former: Jeh Johnson

Budget: $69.4 billion (FY 2016)

President Donald Trump announced Jan. 30 that he intends to nominate Elaine C. Duke to serve as deputy secretary 


Housing and Urban Development Department

Nominee: Ben Carson

Former: Julian Castro

Budget: $49.3 billion


Interior Department

Nominee: Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.)

Former: Sally Jewell

Budget: $13.2 billion (FY 2016)


Justice Department

Confirmed: Jeff Sessions

Former: Loretta Lynch

Budget: $28.7 billion (FY 2016)


Labor Department

Nominee: Alexander Acosta

Former: Thomas Perez

Budget: $13.2 billion (FY 2016)


Navy Secretary

Nominee: Philip Bilden


National Security Adviser

Current: Retired Gen. Michael Flynn

Micheal Flynn resigned from his national security adviser post on Feb. 13. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg has been named acting national security adviser.

Former: Susan Rice


Office of Management and Budget

Current: Mick Mulvaney

Former: Shaun Donovan

Budget: $91.75 million (FY 2015)


Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC has five presidentially appointed commissioners who serve for a five-year term. There are currently two vacancies. 

Nominee(s): Jay Clayton

Current: Mary Jo White, Kara Stein, Michael Piowar


Small Business Administration

Nominee: Linda McMahon, former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment

Former: Maria Contreras-Sweet

Budget: $710 million (FY 2015)


Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform

Current: Carl Icahn


State Department

Current: Rex Tillerson, CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Former: John Kerry

Budget: $50.3 billion (FY 2016)


Transportation Department

Current: Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary

Former: Anthony Foxx

Budget: $77.2 billion (FY 2014)


Treasury Department

Current: Steven Mnuchin

Former: Jack Lew

Budget:  $14 billion (FY 2014)


United Nations Ambassador

Current: Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina

Former: Samantha Power


U.S. Trade Representative

Nominee: Robert Lighthizer

Former: Michael Froman


Veterans Affairs Department

Current: David Shulkin

Former: Bob McDonald

Budget: $167 billion (FY 2016)


Agency positions yet to be filled:

  • GAO
  • GSA
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • OPM
  • Social Security Administration
  • USAID