The Cabinet Scorecard

February 9, 2017

Image updated on 2/20/17 


Late on Wednesday night, the Senate confirmed Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General making him the 6th of Trump's cabinet nominees to be confirmed.  Senator Sessions follows Betsy Devos' confirmation as Secretary of Education which came on Tuesday 2/7 in a historical tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence.   


President Trump has been running his administration on a skeleton crew since his inauguration.  Both President Obama and Bush 43 had their cabinet members approved on their first day in office.  


All in all the team that President Trump has assembled includes the likes of wealthy businessmen, two generals, conservative politicians, and is diverse and multi-racial.  


The Senate will vote on Senator Tom Price on Thursday for his confirmation as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.    


Below updated on 2/20/17

Cabinet-level positions

Individuals Trump has nominated

Rex Tillerson (CONFIRMED)

Secretary of State

CEO, ExxonMobil

  • GOP senators challenge Trump on secretary of state prospect's Russia ties

Rick Perry

Secretary of Energy

Former Texas governor; former Texas agriculture commissioner, two-time presidential candidate

  • Trump announces Perry as pick for energy secretary

Ryan Zinke

Secretary of Interior

U.S. representative, Montana; member of House Natural Resources Committee; former Navy SEAL

  • Trump announces Rep. Zinke as choice for Interior secretary

James Mattis (CONFIRMED)

Secretary of Defense

Retired Marine general; former commander of U.S. Central Command

  • Mattis says he's 'grateful' to be nominated as defense secretary; House GOP introduces waiver language

Steven Mnuchin (CONFIRMED)

Secretary of Treasury

Trump campaign finance chairman; former Goldman Sachs partner; Hollywood producer

  • Trump nominates Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

Jeff Sessions (CONFIRMED)

Attorney General

U.S. senator, Alabama

  • Lobbying push in full swing to confirm Sessions as AG

Ben Carson

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; 2016 candidate for president

  • Trump to nominate Carson as HUD secretary

Wilbur Ross

Secretary of Commerce

Investor; former banker

    Tom Price (CONFIRMED)

    Secretary of Health and Human Services

    U.S. representative, Georgia; chairman of House Budget Committee; orthopedic surgeon

    • Trump nominates Rep. Tom Price for HHS secretary

    Betsy DeVos (CONFIRMED)

    Secretary of Education

    Charter school advocate; philanthropist; Republican donor

    • Trump picks charter school advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary

    Elaine Chao (CONFIRMED)

    Secretary of Transportation

    Former Labor secretary

    • Trump nominates Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary

    Nikki Haley (CONFIRMED)

    U.S. Ambassador to United Nations

    Governor of South Carolina

    • Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

    Andrew Puzder

    Secretary of Labor

    CEO, CKE Restaurants Inc.

    • Fast food exec Puzder is Trump's pick for Labor secretary

    John Kelly (CONFIRMED)

    Secretary of Homeland Security

    Retired Marine general; former commander of U.S. Southern Command

      Scott Pruitt (CONFIRMED)

      Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

      Oklahoma attorney general; former state senator

      • Trump to nominate EPA critic Pruitt to lead agency

      Mick Mulvaney (CONFIRMED)

      Director of Office of Management and Budget

      U.S. representative, South Carolina; former South Carolina state senator and representative

      • Trump taps conservative South Carolina Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

      Linda McMahon (CONFIRMED)

      Administrator of the Small Business Administration

      Former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment

        Robert Lighthizer

        U.S. Trade Representative

        Former deputy U.S. trade representative

          David Shulkin (CONFIRMED)

          Secretary of Veterans Affairs

          Under secretary for health for the Department of Veterans Affairs; former hospital executive

            Sonny Perdue

            Secretary of Agriculture

            Former Georgia governor


              White House

              Individuals Trump has appointed

              Reince Priebus

              Chief of Staff

              Chairman of Republican National Committee

              • Priebus backs Trump, ‘Don’t want that drone back’

              Michael Flynn

              National Security Adviser

              Former director of Defense Intelligence Agency; retired Army lieutenant general

                Stephen K. Bannon

                Chief Strategist

                Executive chairman of Breitbart News

                  Donald McGahn

                  White House Counsel

                  Former member of the Federal Election Commission

                  • Trump taps campaign attorney Donald McGahn as White House counsel

                  Kellyanne Conway

                  Counselor to the President

                  Former Trump campaign manager and senior adviser; pollster

                    Sean Spicer

                    Press Secretary

                    Chief strategist and communications director, Republican National Committee

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