Political appointments of Donald Trump

This is a list of political appointments made by the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

After election day, media outlets reported on persons described by various sources as possible appointments to senior positions in the incoming Trump presidency.[1] Until the Trump Administration announces its official cabinet, this page will continue to be updated with new information and potential positions.

All members of the Cabinet require the advice and consent of the United States Senate following appointment by the President prior to taking office. The Vice Presidency is exceptional in that the position requires election to office pursuant to the United States Constitution. Although some are afforded Cabinet-level rank, non-cabinet members within the Executive Office of the President, such as White House Chief of Staff, National Security Advisor, and White House Press Secretary, do not hold constitutionally created positions and most do not require Senate confirmation for appointment.

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AnalysisEdit

Due to Trump's lack of government experience and fluid political positions, much interest existed among the media over his cabinet nominations, as they are believed to show how Trump plans to govern.

Certain news organizations, such as Politico and Newsweek, called Trump's incomplete cabinet a "conservative dream team"[2] or "the most conservative cabinet [in United States history]."[3] On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal stated that "it's nearly impossible to identify a clear ideological bent in the incoming president's" cabinet nominations.[4] The Wall Street Journal also stated that Trump's nominations signaled a pro-deregulation administration policy.[5]

Among Donald Trump's appointments there have been several former Goldman Sachs employees, such as Steven Mnuchin, Steven Bannon, and Gary Cohn, as well as several generals, such as Mike Flynn, James Mattis, and John Kelly. These appointments have generated some criticism, including allegations of violations of the principle of civilian control of the military and allegations of regulatory capture.[6][7] The Democratic senator from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, has criticized Donald Trump's cabinet stating; "I call it the three 'G' Cabinet: Goldman, generals and gazillionaires." [8]

On 18 January, two days before Trump's inauguration, it was reported that he had by then nominated only 28 people to fill 690 positions requiring Senate confirmation.[9] In particular, there had been no nominations below the Cabinet level for the departments of State or Defence, and the staff for the National Security Council was incomplete, while none of the NSC leadership had any NSC experience.[10] It was also reported that hundreds of briefing papers had been created by Obama's NSC and sent to Team Trump, but no one knew if they had been reviewed.[11]

On February 28, 2017, Trump announced he did not intend on filling many of the numerous governmental positions that were still vacant, as he considered them unnecessary.[12] According to CNN on February 25, nearly 2,000 vacant governmental positions existed.[13]

Announced high-level positionsEdit

Appointees awaiting Senate confirmation are marked in beige. Confirmed cabinet and cabinet-level appointees are marked in green. Former appointees are marked in grey.

Office Nominee Term start Term end

Executive Office of the PresidentEdit

 

White House Chief of Staff

 

Reince Priebus

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist[14]

 

Steve Bannon[15]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Counselor to the President

 

Kellyanne Conway[16]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Senior Counselor to the President for Economic Initiatives and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy

 

Dina Powell[17][18]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Senior Advisor to the President for Policy

 

Stephen Miller

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning

 

Jared Kushner[19]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of Strategic Initiatives for the White House Strategic Development Group

 

Chris Liddell[20]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Deputy assistant to the President, Strategic Initiatives Group in the White House

 

Sebastian Gorka[21]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Director of the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
 

George Sifakis[22]

March 6, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

National Security Advisor

 

Michael T. Flynn

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
February 13, 2017
 

H. R. McMaster[23]

February 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Deputy National Security Advisor

 

K. T. McFarland[24]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications

Michael Anton[25] February 8, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Cybersecurity Advisor

 

Rudy Giuliani

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

 

Keith Kellogg

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of the Domestic Policy Council

 

Andrew Bremberg

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of the National Economic Council

 

Gary Cohn[26]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of the National Trade Council

Peter Navarro[27]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Homeland Security Advisor

Tom Bossert[28]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Staff Secretary

Rob Porter[29]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Cabinet Secretary

Bill McGinley[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Social Secretary

Rickie Niceta Lloyd[31]

February 8, 2017
(without Senate confirmation;
appointed by First Lady Melania Trump)
 

White House Press Secretary

 
Sean Spicer[32]
January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Communications

Mike Dubke [33]

March 6, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Strategic Communications

Hope Hicks[34]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Social Media

 

Dan Scavino[34]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
White House Personal Secretary

Madeleine Westerhout[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Chief Usher

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Katie Walsh[35]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

Joe Hagin[35]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Implementation

Rick Dearborn[35]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Deputy Director of Communications

Jessica Ditto[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Deputy Director of Communications and Research

Raj Shah[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Special Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives

Reed Cordish[37]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Communications for the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

 

Omarosa Manigault[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Oval Office Operations

Keith Schiller[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Legislative Affairs

Marc Short[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Political Director

Bill Stepien[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Presidential Personnel

John DeStefano[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Director of Advance

George Gigicos[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the President

John McEntee[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform

Carl Icahn

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Special Representative for International Negotiations

Jason Greenblatt[38]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

White House Counsel

Don McGahn[39]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Deputy Assistant to the President

Sean Cairncross[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Director of the Office of Chief of Staff

Michael Ambrosini[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Deputy Press Secretary

Lindsay Walters[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Deputy Press Secretary
 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Deputy Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations

Boris Epshteyn[30][40]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Director of Media Affairs

Helen Aguirre Ferré[30]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 
Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

Lindsay Reynolds[41]

February 1, 2017
(without Senate confirmation;
appointed by First Lady Melania Trump)
 

Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Josh Pitcock[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Jen Pavlik[36]

January 20, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

 

Mick Mulvaney

February 16, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (51–49)
 

Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chief Performance Officer

Kevin DuPriest[42]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Office of Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Trade Representative

 

Robert Lighthizer[43]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

Kevin Hassett

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of AgricultureEdit

 

Secretary of Agriculture

 

Sonny Perdue[44]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of CommerceEdit

 

Secretary of Commerce

 

Wilbur Ross

February 27, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (72–27)
 

Deputy Secretary of Commerce

 

Todd Ricketts[45]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the United States Census Bureau

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of DefenseEdit

 

Secretary of Defense

 

James Mattis

January 20, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (98–1)
 

Deputy Secretary of Defense

 

Bob Work[46]

In office since May 1, 2014

Pat Shanahan [47]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Secretary of the Army

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Army

Upon Senate confirmation
 

General Counsel of the Army

Ryan Dean Newman[48]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Secretary of the Navy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Navy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Secretary of the Air Force

 

Heather Wilson[49]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Air Force

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

David Trachtenberg[50]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

David Norquist[50]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Elaine McCusker[50]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security

Kenneth Rapuano[50]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of Administration and Management

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation

Robert Daigle[50]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

General Counsel of the Department of Defense

 

John J. Sullivan

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Upon Senate confirmation
 

General Counsel of the Navy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

General Counsel of the Air Force

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment & Logistics)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

United States Northern Command

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of EducationEdit

 

Secretary of Education

 

Betsy DeVos

February 7, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (51*–50)
*Vice President Pence provided the tie-breaking vote.
 

Deputy Secretary of Education

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Education

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director, Educational Technology

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of EnergyEdit

 

Secretary of Energy

 

Rick Perry[51]

March 2, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (62–37)
 

Deputy Secretary of Energy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Energy for Energy and Environment

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of ARPA-E

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Energy for Science

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Energy

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of the InteriorEdit

 

Secretary of the Interior

 

Ryan Zinke

March 1, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (68–31)[52]
 

Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the National Park Service

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of JusticeEdit

 

Attorney General

 

Jeff Sessions

February 8, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (52–47)
 

Deputy Attorney General

 

Rod Rosenstein[53]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Associate Attorney General

 

Rachel Brand[54]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel

Steven Engel[55]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Solicitor General

Noel Francisco[56]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

James Comey[57]

In office since September 4, 2013
 
Director of the United States Marshals
Upon Senate confirmation

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

 

Secretary of Health and Human Services

 

Tom Price

February 10, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (52–47)
 

Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Eric Hargan[58]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Seema Verma[59]

March 13, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (55–43)
 

Commissioner of Food and Drugs

Scott Gottlieb[60]

Upon Senate confirmation
 
Director of the Indian Health Service
Upon Senate confirmation

Department of Homeland SecurityEdit

 

Secretary of Homeland Security

 

John F. Kelly

January 20, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (88–11)
 

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Elaine Duke[61]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis

David J. Glawe Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Special Counsel to the Secretary of Homeland Security

Benjamin Cassidy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security

Jonathan Rath Hoffman

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Commandant of the Coast Guard

Upon Senate confirmation
 
Chief of the United States Border Patrol
 
Ron Vitiello
February 1, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

Director of the Secret Service

 
Joseph Clancy
October 1, 2014 March 4, 2017

Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentEdit

 

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

Ben Carson

March 2, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (58–41)
 

Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of LaborEdit

 

Secretary of Labor

 

Alex Acosta[62]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrative Review Board (Labor)

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Secretary of Labor

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Mine Safety and Health Administration

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of StateEdit

 

Secretary of State

 

Rex Tillerson[63]

February 1, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (56–43)
 

Deputy Secretary of State

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Counselor of the Department of State

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

 

Tom Shannon[46]

In office since February 12, 2016
 

Under Secretary of State for Management

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the United Nations

 

Nikki Haley

January 24, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (96–4)

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Richard Grenell[64]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chief of Protocol

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Argentina

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Australia

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Austria

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Belgium

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Brazil

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Canada

Kelly Knight Craft[65]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to China

 

Terry Branstad[66]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Cuba

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the Czech Republic

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Denmark

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the European Union

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Finland

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to France

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Germany

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Greece

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the Holy See

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Hungary

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Iceland

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to India

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Ireland

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Israel

 

David Friedman[67]

March 23, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (52-46)
 

Ambassador to Italy

Lew Eisenberg[68]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Japan

Bill Hagerty[68][69]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to South Korea

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Mexico

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the Netherlands

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to New Zealand

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Norway

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Poland

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Portugal

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Russia

Jon Huntsman[70][71]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to South Africa

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Spain

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Sweden

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Switzerland

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Turkey

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to Ukraine

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Ambassador to the United Kingdom

 

Woody Johnson[72]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

 

Brett McGurk[46]

In office since October 23, 2015
 

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism

Upon Senate confirmation
 

United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

Upon Senate confirmation
 

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Upon Senate confirmation
 

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of TransportationEdit

 

Secretary of Transportation

 

Elaine Chao

January 31, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (93-6)
 

Deputy Secretary of Transportation

 

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Federal Railroad Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 
Office of Inspector General for the Department of Transportation
Upon Senate confirmation

Department of the TreasuryEdit

 

Secretary of the Treasury

 

Steven Mnuchin

February 13, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (53–47)
 

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Jim Donovan[73] Upon Senate confirmation
 

Treasurer

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of Office of Foreign Assets Control

John E. Smith

Formerly 'acting'. No Senate confirmation.[74]
 

Director of the United States Mint

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

David Malpass[75]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

Adam Lerrick[58]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Sigal Mandelker[58]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs

Drew Maloney[58]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs

Tony Sayegh Jr.[76]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Upon Senate Confirmation
 

Comptroller of the Currency

Upon Senate Confirmation
 

Administrator of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Upon Senate confirmation
 

General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury

Brent James McIntosh[58]

Upon Senate confirmation

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

 

David Shulkin

February 13, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (100-0)
 

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs

Upon Senate confirmation

Independent intelligence agenciesEdit

 

Director of National Intelligence

 

Dan Coats[77]

March 15, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (85–12)
 

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center

Nicholas Rasmussen[46]

In office since December 18, 2014
 

Director of the National Counterproliferation Center

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Mike Pompeo[78]

January 23, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (66–32)
 

Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Gina Haspel[79]

February 2, 2017
(without Senate confirmation)
 

General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency

Courtney Simmons Elwood[76]

Upon Senate confirmation

Other independent agenciesEdit

 

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Scott Pruitt

February 17, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (52–46)
 

Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the Small Business Administration

 

Linda McMahon

February 14, 2017
Confirmed by Senate (81–19)
 

Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Allie Coetzee[80]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Archivist of the United States National Archives and Records Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 
Federal Election Commission
Upon Senate confirmation

Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Jay Clayton[81][82]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chair of the Federal Communications Commission

 

Ajit Pai[83][84]

Must be reappointed and reconfirmed by Senate
before end of 2017 for a new five-year term.
 

Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

J. Christopher Giancarlo[85]

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the General Services Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
Director of the Legal Services Corporation Upon Senate confirmation
 

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the National Science Foundation

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Kristine Svinicki

January 23, 2017
(sworn in for her second term)
(Successor will require Senate confirmation)
June 30, 2017
 

Director of the Office of Personnel Management

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Commissioner of the Social Security Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration

Upon Senate confirmation
Director of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts

Upon Senate confirmation
Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Upon Senate confirmation
 

Director of the Peace Corps

Upon Senate confirmation
 

Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission

 

Maureen Ohlhausen[86]

January 25, 2017

(without Senate confirmation)

Confirmation process timelineEdit

Political appointments Confirmation Process
Office Name Announcement Hearing date Senate
Committee
Vote date
Senate
Committee
Vote
Full Senate
Vote date
Confirmation[87] Notes
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson December 13, 2016 January 11, 2017 January 23, 2017 11–10[88] February 1, 2017 56–43[89] Hearings.[a]
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin November 30, 2016 January 19, 2017 February 1, 2017 14–0[90] February 13, 2017 53–47[91] Hearings.[b]
Secretary of Defense James Mattis December 1, 2016 January 12, 2017 January 18, 2017 26–1[92] January 20, 2017 98–1[93][94] Hearings.[c]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions November 18, 2016 January 10, 2017 February 1, 2017 11–9[95][96][97] February 8, 2017 52–47[98] Hearings.[d]
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke December 15, 2016 January 17, 2017 January 31, 2017 16–6[99] March 1, 2017 68–31[100] Hearings.[e]
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue January 18, 2017 March 23, 2017[101] TBD TBD
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross November 30, 2016 January 18, 2017 January 24, 2017 Voice Vote[102] February 27, 2017 72–27[103] Hearings.[f]
Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder December 8, 2016 Nomination withdrawn on February 15, 2017[104][105]
Alex Acosta February 16, 2017 March 22, 2017[106]' March 30, 2017[107] TBD
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price November 29, 2016 January 18, 2017 February 1, 2017 14–0[90] February 10, 2017 52–47[108] Hearings.[g]
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson December 5, 2016 January 12, 2017 January 24, 2017 23–0[109] March 2, 2017 58–41[110] Hearings.[h]
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao November 29, 2016 January 11, 2017 January 24, 2017 Voice Vote[111] January 31, 2017 93–6[112] Hearings.[i]
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry December 14, 2016 January 19, 2017 January 31, 2017 16–7[99] March 2, 2017 62–37[113] Hearings.[j]
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos November 23, 2016 January 17, 2017 January 31, 2017 12–11[114] February 7, 2017 51–50[115] Hearings.[k]
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin January 11, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 7, 2017 15–0[116] February 13, 2017 100–0[117] Hearings.[l]
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly December 7, 2016 January 10, 2017 January 18, 2017 Voice Vote (14–1)[118] January 20, 2017 88–11[119][94] Hearings.[m]
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer January 3, 2017 March 14, 2017 TBD[120] TBD
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats January 7, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 9, 2017 13-2[121] March 15, 2017 85-12[122] Hearings.[n]
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley November 23, 2016 January 18, 2017 January 24, 2017 Voice Vote (19–2)[123] January 24, 2017 96–4[124] Hearings.[o]
Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney December 16, 2016 January 24, 2017 February 2, 2017 12–11, 8–7[125] February 16, 2017 51–49[126] Hearings.[p]
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo November 18, 2016 January 12, 2017 January 20, 2017 Voice Vote[127] January 23, 2017 66–32[128] Hearings.[q]
Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt December 7, 2016 January 18, 2017 February 2, 2017 11–0[129] February 17, 2017 52–46[130] Hearings.[r]
Small Business Administration Linda McMahon December 7, 2016 January 24, 2017 January 31, 2017 18–1[131] February 14, 2017 81–19[132][133] Hearings.[s]
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein January 13, 2017 March 7, 2017 TBD TBD
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke January 30, 2017 March 9, 2017 March 15, 2017 Voice Vote[134] TBD
Ambassador to Israel David Friedman December 15, 2016 February 16, 2017 March 9, 2017 12-9[135] March 23, 2017 52-46[136]
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma November 29, 2016 February 16, 2017 March 2, 2017 13-12[137] March 13, 2017 55-43[138]
Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey A. Rosen March 7, 2017 March 29, 2017 TBD TBD

Possible candidates for other high-level positionsEdit

Vice Chair of the Federal ReserveEdit

There are currently two vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, formerly held by Sarah Bloom Raskin and Jeremy C. Stein, to which Trump will be able to name appointees. All sitting members were appointed by Barack Obama. The current Fed Chair has a term which expires in early 2018, as does the primary Vice Chair, at which point Trump will be able to replace the holders of both of those roles. (Trump complained about Yellen in particular and the Fed in general during his campaign, but after his election has signalled that he would not push for an early resignation prior to that expiration.[139]) In addition to the primary Vice Chair role, there is also a new (Dodd-Frank) regulatory Vice Chair Of Supervision role,[140] currently unfilled officially (albeit unofficially being held by Daniel Tarullo). It is expected that Trump will fill the two vacant seats, and then name one of those new appointees as Vice Chair of Supervision, during 2017. (He may additionally opt to replace the primary Vice Chair, and/or the Fed Chair, when their terms expire in 2018.) The following names have been mentioned as potential appointees to the board, which is a prerequisite of taking either of the vice chair roles (or the role of the chair). See also, the FOMC membership, which is a superset of the FRB membership discussed here.[141][142][143][144] Although it is considered unlikely given the quasi-independent nature of the Fed, there is a possibility that the composition of the group itself (size and term-lengths and membership) could be directly altered by the Republican-controlled legislative and executive branches during the 2017–2019 session (see Federal Reserve Act), should the five sitting Obama-appointees come into serious conflict with the economic agenda of lawmakers (for instance in 1948 Marriner S. Eccles was replaced as chair by Thomas B. McCabe).[145] During the 2016 campaign, candidates from both parties criticized the Fed's nominal independence from both politics and profit, albeit on different grounds: among other critics, Trump accused it of making economic decisions with an eye to influencing elections, and Clinton wanted to keep members of the banking industry from serving.[146]

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  John Allison Former CEO of the Cato Institute, former CEO of BB&T.[144] (Was previously under consideration for Treasury Secretary.)
  Paul Atkins CEO of Patomak Global Partners, former SEC member.[147]
  John Dugan Former Comptroller of the Currency.[147]
  Randall Guynn banking lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell, clerked for SCOTUS Judge William Rehnquist.[147]
  Tom Hoenig Vice Chair of the FDIC, former president of the Kansas City Fed.[147]
  French Hill U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district[148] CEO of a bank in Arkansas, undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, graduate certificate from UCLA in corporate directorship, on the Economic Policy Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under George H. W. Bush.
  Glenn Hubbard Professor of economics at Columbia, visiting scholar at AEI, former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary 1991–1993 under George H. W. Bush, former Council of Economic Advisors chair 2001–2003 under George W. Bush,[149] advisor to Romney'12 (reportedly a leading contender for Treasury secretary had Romney been elected), advisor to Bush'16.[150] Also mentioned as a potential Treasury pick during mid-2016.[151][152] Mentioned as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[152][153]
  David Malpass Head of the economic subgroup in the Trump transition team[143][154][155] Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush, chief economist at Bear Stearns. Mentioned multiple times as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[153]
  Gregory Mankiw Professor of economics at Harvard,[149] textbook author, and one of the most influential academic economists in the world (based on citation-analysis metrics). Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush 2003–2005, adviser to Romney'08 and also Romney'12. Mentioned as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[153]
  David Nason CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, also Assistant Treasury Secretary 2005–2009 during the financial crisis of 2007–2010.[147]
  Judy Shelton Economic advisory group member to Trump'16, director of the Sound Money Project at the Atlas Network[154][155] Economist with a Ph.D in business administration, previously advised Carson'16.
  John Taylor Professor of economics at Stanford University[143][149][156] (with an economics Ph.D therefrom) and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Mentioned multiple times as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[153]
  Kevin Warsh Former Federal Reserve governor. Mentioned as a potential contender for Fed chair, in 2018.[153]

Appointees to all the roles under discussion here (board members, vice chairs, and fed chair) must undergo hearings before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the way to being confirmed by a vote of the full Senate.

Chair of the White House Council of Economic AdvisersEdit

On February 8, 2017 President Trump outlined the 24 members of the Cabinet with the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers excluded.[157][158] In addition to the chair, there are two other members of the council (also appointed by the president), as well as a staff of economists, researchers, and statisticians. Historically, appointees to chair the council have held Ph.Ds in economics, and the role of the group is to provide advice in the form of economic analysis with respect to policy, as distinct from shaping economic policy per se.[159][160]

Trump released a list of his campaign's official economic advisers in August 2016,[161] which simultaneously was anti-establishment[162] and therefore lean on those with governmental experience,[163] yet at the same time aimed to include some of the elites of business and finance,[161] people with well-known names. Many of the names on the original list, or on the subsequent expansions thereof,[164] received media attention as potential appointees to the Council of Economic Advisers, or in other Trump administration roles.

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  Dan DiMicco Former CEO of Nucor (largest steel producer in the United States),[165] originally backed Walker'16,[166] senior trade advisor to Trump'16,[166] member of the transition landing team for the U.S. Trade Representative portion of the executive branch.[167] Also being considered for Trade Rep, and formerly being considered for Secretary of Commerce.[168]
  Kevin Hassett Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute[169]
  Larry Kudlow Former host of The Kudlow Report,[170] CNBC commentator, former New York Fed staffer,[159][171] OMB associate director [171][172] under Reagan,[173] former chief economist at Bear Stearns,[171] and transition team member for George W. Bush.[171] As of December 16, 2016, Larry Kudlow was expected to be the nominee for this role, according to one of the other contenders for the role, conservative economist Stephen Moore, but within hours Moore had retracted his statement as "wishful thinking."[171][174] In addition to competing with Kudlow for the position, Moore worked with Kudlow during the Trump'16 campaign on drafting tax policies, and after the retraction Moore said that he was "very hopeful" that Kudlow would eventually be the appointee.[174] Endorsed by Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative from Texas and chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.[175] Kudlow was criticized as a potential pick for the role as being "a TV host with no economic credentials...worrisome to say the least" by moderate Republican journalist Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post.[176] Despite his support of Trump, and work under Reagan, Kudlow was characterized as an "establishment Republican" by the Wall Street Journal.[177]
  Stephen Moore Founding president of the Club for Growth, chief economist of the Heritage Foundation,[170] on the economic advisory team for Trump'16. Spoke highly of Larry Kudlow (see above) for the role, after putting forth and then quickly retracting the claim that Kudlow was the pick.[174] (The following day, Moore published an editorial on the dangers of making predictions with absolute certainty.[178]) Moore first met Trump in person in 2015, during a campaign stop; despite Moore's overall support of free trade, Trump asked him to join the campaign, and Moore agreed.[163]
  Peter Navarro Professor at the UC-Irvine's business school,[170] economics Ph.D from Harvard, influential member (and only academic[179]) on the economic advisory team for Trump'16,[180] analyzed Trump's economic plan with Commerce-designate Wilbur Ross,[181][182] on transition team,[183] former Democratic candidate in San Diego during the 1990s[180] (then-First Lady Hillary Clinton campaigned with Navarro in 1996),[184] self-described Reagan Democrat.[180] Navarro's view on trade was criticized by the fiscally-conservative libertarian Cato Institute in October 2016 as being too similar to Bernie Sanders.[185] Kudlow (and Moore) generally favor free trade combined with lower taxation and deregulation, whereas Navarro thinks reforming international trade and immigration policy are the keys.[163] Navarro had been in contact with Trump since 2011, but never met with him in person until very late in the 2016 campaign.[186] Navarro is seen as the frontrunner for the chair of the CEA, according to The New York Times.[187] As of December 21, 2016, Navarro was announced as the director of the newly created National Trade Council;[188] it is unclear whether or not this job precludes Navarro from playing a dual role in the CEA (which unlike the NTC requires Senate confirmation).

Although removed from the Cabinet, the nomination of a Chair-designate, once a choice has been made, is reviewed during hearings held by the members of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and then presented to the full Senate for a vote.

See also, various other Trump administration roles directly related to the economy: director of the NEC (Cohn), Fed Vice-Chair, SEC chair (Clayton), OMB director (Mulvaney), Treasury secretary (Mnuchin), Commerce secretary (Ross), U.S. Trade Rep (Lighthizer), SBA administrator (McMahon), and several others.

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdit

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  Mark Albrecht Former Executive Secretary of the National Space Council[189]
  Jim Bridenstine U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District[189][190]
  Eileen Collins Former astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander[189]
  Doug Cooke Former Associate Administrator for the Office of Exploration Systems Mission Directorate[191]
  Mike Griffin Former Administrator of NASA[192]
  Charles Precourt Former astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander[191]
  Scott Pace Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University[192]

Director of the Office of Science and Technology PolicyEdit

Image Name Description
  David Gelernter Professor of Computer Science at Yale University[193]
  William Happer Professor of Physics at Princeton University[194]
  Thomas Massie U.S. Representative from Kentucky's 4th congressional district[195]

Secretary of the ArmyEdit

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  Chris Gibson Former U.S. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district[196]
  Mark Green Tennessee State Senator[197]
  Tim Griffin Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas; Former U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district[196]
  Duncan Hunter Former U.S. Representative for California's 52nd congressional district[196]
  John Shimkus U.S. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district[196]

Secretary of the NavyEdit

Image Name Description
  Randy Forbes Former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 4th Congressional District[198]
  Duncan D. Hunter U.S. Representative for California's 50th congressional district[199]
  Robert O'Brien Partner at Larson O'Brien LLP; Former US Alternate Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly[200]
  Richard V. Spencer Investment banker; Managing director of Fall Creek Management, LLC[201]

Deputy Secretary of StateEdit

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  Elliott Abrams Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy; official in Reagan and Bush administrations[202] reportedly chosen by Sec. Tillerson, rejected by Pres. Trump[203]
  John Bolton Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs[204]
  Paula Dobriansky Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs[205]
  Richard Haass President of the Council on Foreign Relations; former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State[206]
  Jon Huntsman Former Governor of Utah,[207] chosen as ambassador to Russia[70]
  James Franklin Jeffrey Former Deputy National Security Advisor; former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Turkey and Albania[205]
  Robert M. Kimmitt (withdrawn) Former United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury[205]

Deputy Secretary of EducationEdit

Image Name Description
  Al Hubbard Former director of the National Economic Council under President George W. Bush[208]
  Hanna Skandera Secretary of Education of New Mexico; former Deputy Education Commissioner of Florida[209]

Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentEdit

Image Name Description
  Rick Lazio Former U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district[210]

Archivist of the United StatesEdit

Image Name Description
  George Weigel Author who wrote the biography of Pope John Paul II[211][212]

Deputy Secretary of AgricultureEdit

Image Name Description
  Charles Herbster Head of President Donald Trump's Agriculture Committee, businessman, and former candidate for Governor of Nebraska[213]
  A.G. Kawamura Former California Agriculture Secretary[213]
  Ted McKinney Indiana Agriculture Director[213]
  Kip Tom Farmer and former candidate for Indiana's 3rd congressional district[213]

Deputy Secretary of the InteriorEdit

Image Name Description
  David Bernhardt Chairman of the natural resources department at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Former Solicitor of the Interior[214]

Deputy Secretary of EnergyEdit

Image Name Description
  Dan Brouillette Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional Affairs[215]

Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyEdit

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  Donald van der Vaart Former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality[216][217]
  Andrew Wheeler Lawyer at the firm Faegre Baker Daniels and former Republican staff director on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee[216][217]
  Jeffrey Holmstead Lawyer with Bracewell LLP and senior E.P.A. official in the George W. Bush administration[218]

Assistant Attorney General for Civil RightsEdit

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  George Conway Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz[219]
  Harmeet Dhillon San Francisco trial attorney; Republican National Committee from California[220]

Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyEdit

Image Name Description
  Anne Patterson Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Pakistan[221]

Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic FinanceEdit

Image Name Description
  Justin Muzinich A former Morgan Stanley banker[222]

Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and AtmosphereEdit

Image Name Description
  Mike Griffin Former Administrator of NASA[192]

Ambassador to the European UnionEdit

Image Name Description
  Ted Malloch CEO and Professor[223]

Ambassador to the Holy SeeEdit

Image Name Description
  Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey[211]
  Joseph Forgione Real estate developer[211][212]
  Callista Gingrich President of Gingrich Productions, wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich[212][224]
  Newt Gingrich Former Speaker of the House[211]
  Peggy Noonan author, columnist, former speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan[211]
  Bill O'Reilly Commentator, author[211]
  Joe Ricketts Founder of TD Ameritrade[211]
  Rick Santorum Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania[212]
  Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor, former Governor of California[211][212]
  Bill Simon Businessman, former candidate for Governor of California[211][212][225]
  George Weigel Author who wrote the biography of Pope John Paul II[211][212]

Ambassador to IndiaEdit

Image Name Description
  Ashley J. Tellis A senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace[226]

Ambassador to MexicoEdit

Image Name Description
  Alberto Gonzales Former United States Attorney General[227]
  Randy Neugebauer Former U.S. Representative for Texas' 19th congressional district[228]
  Toby Neugebauer Son of Rep. Randy Neugebauer, co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners[228]
  Larry Rubin President and Chairman of the Board of The American Society of Mexico[227]
  Al Zapanta President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce[227]

Ambassador to New ZealandEdit

Image Name Description
  Scott Brown Former United States Senator from Massachusetts[229]

Ambassador to FranceEdit

Image Name Description
  Jeffrey Loria Owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball[230]

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious FreedomEdit

Image Name Description
  Johnnie Moore, Jr. Former faith adviser to Ben Carson[231]
  Nina Shea Human rights lawyer at the Hudson Institute[231]
  Ken Starr Former President and Chancellor of Baylor University; Former Solicitor General of the United States[231]

Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and AgricultureEdit

Image Name Description
  Sam Brownback Governor of Kansas[232]

Announced positions from which candidates have withdrawnEdit

Appointees who have resignedEdit

  • Michael T. Flynn, National Security Advisor; assumed office January 20, 2017; resigned February 13, 2017.[248]

Relative pace of Cabinet formation and Congressional approvalEdit

While President Trump tweeted on February 7, 2017, dissatisfaction -- "It is a disgrace my Cabinet is not yet in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country"—the assertion was ruled false by the BBC based on a detailed review of the last five administrations. The analysis found more room for a general complaint of slowness in Congressional action and that the administration "has by far the fewest confirmed cabinet selections at this point" but it also noted that, beyond the non-action on Judge Merrick Garland's 10-month nomination to the Supreme Court by Trump's predecessor, President Obama's "choice for Labor secretary, Thomas Perez, took 121 days to be confirmed. John Bryson, his commerce pick, waited 126 days. Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds the modern record, as 161 days passed before getting Senate approval."[249]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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