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Welcome to our first Federal Affairs Issue Network.  The following is a status update on President Trump’s Cabinet-level nominees.

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Nominee Cabinet position Former position Status
Jeff Sessions Attorney General U.S. Senator – Alabama Pending
Scott Pruitt Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Oklahoma Attorney general Pending
Linda McMahon Administrator of the Small Business Administration Former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Pending
Mick Mulvaney Director of Office of Management and Budget U.S. Representative – South Carolina Pending
Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture Former Georgia Governor Pending
Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce Investor, Former Banker Pending
James Mattis Secretary of Defense Retired Marine General Confirmed
Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education Philanthropist, Charter School Advocate Pending
Rick Perry Secretary of Energy Former Texas Governor Pending
Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Representative – Georgia Pending
John Kelly Secretary of Homeland Security Retired Marine General Confirmed
Ben Carson Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital Pending
Ryan Zinke Secretary of Interior U.S. Representative – Montana Pending
Andrew Puzder Secretary of Labor CEO, CKE Restaurants, Inc. Pending
Rex Tillerson Secretary of State CEO, ExxonMobil Pending
Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation Former Labor Secretary (2001-2009) Pending
Steven Mnuchin Secretary of Treasury Goldman Sachs Partner Pending
David Shulkin Secretary of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veteran Affairs Pending
Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Governor of South Carolina Confirmed
Robert Lighthizer U.S. Trade Representative Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (early 1980s) Pending

 

 

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