The Presidential Cabinet Explained

President Trump’s Cabinet is nearly in place. Who are the men and women who make up this important group, and what do they do?

The term “Cabinet” is never mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but the video explains where the term came from and what Cabinet members do. Below are the names and faces that make up President Trump’s Cabinet. Tradition dictates the seating arrangement, with the president always sitting in the center seat. (Asterisks indicate that those nominees still need Senate approval.)

Chart showing President Trump and his Cabinet (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)
(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

Learn more about the Senate confirmation process and how quickly presidents have named their Cabinets in the past.