Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Latest List of Donald Trumps Cabinet

Here’s the current schedule of confirmation hearings. All hearing times are Eastern.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
10:00 A.M.Ryan Zinke Interior Secretary
5:00 P.M.Betsy DeVos Education Secretary
Wednesday, Jan. 18
10:00 A.M.Nikki R. Haley U.N. Ambassador
Tom Price Health and Human Services Secretary
Scott Pruitt E.P.A. Administrator
Wilbur Ross Commerce Secretary
Thursday, Jan. 19
10:00 A.M.Rick Perry Energy Secretary
Jeff Sessions
Attorney General
Senate Hearing: Jan. 10-11, 9:30 A.M.
The senator from Alabama supports strict immigration enforcement and measures tough on crime. He would be responsible for carrying out Mr. Trump's “law and order” platform and could change how civil rights laws are enforced. READ MORE »
During the first day of his hearing, Mr. Sessions said that the law “absolutely” prohibits waterboarding, and he offered no hints about a workaround to reinstate it. On the second day, testimony from Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and civil rights leader, highlighted the racial undertones of Mr. Sessions’s nomination.
John F. Kelly
Homeland Security Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 10, 3:30 P.M.
If Mr. Trump makes good on his promises of widespread deportations and building a wall, the retired four-star Marine general will be responsible for carrying them out. READ MORE »
During his remarkably subdued hearing, General Kelly appeared to put concerns to rest over Mr. Trump’s more contentious stances, like forcing Muslims to register with the federal government.
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Senate Hearing: Jan. 11, 9:15 A.M.
The president and chief executive of Exxon Mobil would oversee a department that has centered on alliance building and globalism, which Mr. Trump has said he would dismantle. READ MORE »
Mr. Tillerson was sharply questioned on his views on Russia, where he has had close business ties. He expressed reservations on climate change and said that he did not view it as the imminent national security threat that some others did.
Elaine L. Chao
Transportation Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 11, 10:15 A.M.
Ms. Chao, who was labor secretary under President George W. Bush, would oversee Mr. Trump’s campaign pledge to increase funding to rebuild America's transportation infrastructure. READ MORE »
Ms. Chao's nomination has faced little opposition from lawmakers. She spent most of her hearing promising to further study the issues she will oversee.
James N. Mattis
Defense Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 12, 9:30 A.M.
The retired general would shape the fight against the Islamic State while overseeing a military that is struggling to put in place two Obama-era initiatives: integrating women into combat roles and allowing transgender people to serve openly. READ MORE »
General Mattis diverged from Mr. Trump on several issues during his hearing, striking a tougher stance on Russia and a more supportive one on NATO and saying that he supported the Iran nuclear agreement.
Ben Carson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Senate Hearing: Jan. 12, 10 A.M.
The former neurosurgeon would oversee fair-housing laws, the development of affordable housing and access to mortgage insurance. He has stressed individual effort, not government programs, as the key to overcoming poverty. READ MORE »
During his hearing, Mr. Carson faced pointed questions about past remarks on the dangers of federal assistance. “Safety net programs are important," he said. "I would never advocate abolishing them without having an alternative for people to follow."
Mike Pompeo
C.I.A. Director
Senate Hearing: Jan. 12, 10 A.M.
The representative from Kansas and former Army officer would have to decide whether to undo a new C.I.A. “modernization” plan, and how to proceed if Mr. Trump orders a resumption of harsh interrogation tactics for terrorism suspects. READ MORE »
Mr. Pompeo said that as C.I.A. director, he would pursue information about Russian interference into the American election. He said emphatically that he would not endorse torture, a reversal from past statements.
Ryan Zinke
Interior Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 17, 10 A.M.
The representative from Montana and onetime Navy SEAL commander would decide the fate of Obama-era rules that stop public land development; curb the exploration of oil, coal and gas; and promote wind and solar power on public lands. READ MORE »
Betsy DeVos
Education Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 17, 5 P.M.
The former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and an activist for school choice would oversee a department that Mr. Trump has said he wants to drastically shrink by shifting responsibilities to state and local governments. READ MORE »
Her hearing was postponed for one week "to accommodate Senate schedule." Democrats had argued for a delay until her ethics review process was complete.
Nikki R. Haley
U.N. Ambassador
Senate Hearing: Jan. 18, 10 A.M.
The governor of South Carolina would be the primary face of America to the world, representing the country’s interests at the Security Council on a host of issues that include Middle East peace and nuclear proliferation.READ MORE »
Ms. Haley's nomination has faced little opposition from lawmakers.
Tom Price
Health and Human Services Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 18, 10 A.M., a second hearing T.B.D.
Mr. Price, a Republican representative from Georgia and an orthopedic surgeon, has led the opposition to the Affordable Care Act in Congress. In this role he would help Mr. Trump achieve one of his central campaign promises: the act's repeal and replacement. READ MORE »
Mr. Price is expected to face some of the most difficult questions from Democrats over his positions on health care.
Scott Pruitt
E.P.A. Administrator
Senate Hearing: Jan. 18, 10 A.M.
The Oklahoma attorney general is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry and has taken on the E.P.A. directly in his current job. He would oversee an agency that the president-elect has vowed to dismantle “in almost every form.” READ MORE »
Senate Democrats have requested information about Mr. Pruitt's relationship with the energy industry as well as potential conflicts of interest related to his representation of Oklahoma in a lawsuit against the E.P.A.
Wilbur Ross
Commerce Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 18, 10 A.M.
The investor, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes at $2.9 billion, has said the United States must free itself from the “bondage” of “bad trade agreements,” and has advocated threats to impose steep tariffs on China.READ MORE »
Democrats will likely point to Mr. Ross's policy differences with Mr. Trump, including his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Rick Perry
Energy Secretary
Senate Hearing: Jan. 19, 10 A.M.
The former Texas governor, who in 2011 proposed scrapping the Energy Department while he was seeking the Republican nomination for president, would be responsible for protecting and managing the nation's arsenal of nuclear weapons. READ MORE »
Dan Coats
Director of National Intelligence
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
Mr. Coats served on the Senate intelligence and armed services committees while representing Indiana. Some in Mr. Trump's orbit believe that the job, overseeing the entire military and civilian intelligence apparatus, is superfluous. READ MORE »
The committee will likely confront Mr. Coats with Mr. Trump's own positions during his confirmation hearing.
Robert Lighthizer
U.S. Trade Representative
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
The international lawyer served as a trade official under President Reagan. He role would include opposing new trade deals, trying to rewrite old ones and bolstering enforcement of trade agreements that Mr. Trump sees as unfair. READ MORE »
Linda McMahon
Small Business Administration
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
The former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment would oversee an agency that guarantees loans for small businesses, helps them get government contracts and supports their interests on Capitol Hill.READ MORE »
Steven Mnuchin
Treasury Secretary
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
The former Goldman Sachs executive would be responsible for government borrowing in financial markets. He would also be involved in assisting with any rewrite of the tax code and carrying out or lifting financial sanctions against foreign enemies. READ MORE »
Mick Mulvaney
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
The conservative representative from South Carolina, a proponent of deep spending cuts, would help provide guidance with several of Mr. Trump's priorities, including a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a tax overhaul and large investments in infrastructure. READ MORE »
Andrew F. Puzder
Labor Secretary
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
The chief executive of CKE Restaurants, who has criticized the Obama administration’s labor policies, would be in charge of keeping Mr. Trump’s promise to dismantle many Obama-era rules covering the vast work force of federal contractors. READ MORE »
Congressional Democrats, along with labor organizations and other groups, have waged a particularly aggressive campaign against Mr. Puzder, saying he has a record of rigging the system against American workers.
David J. Shulkin
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Senate Hearing: T.B.D.
Mr. Trump has chosen Mr. Shulkin, the current under secretary for health at the agency. Mr. Trump has argued that the Obama administration neglected the country’s veterans, and he has called improving their care a top priority.READ MORE »
Agriculture Secretary
Not yet chosen
The agriculture secretary oversees America's farming industry, inspects food quality and provides income-based food assistance. The next secretary will also have partial responsibility to carry out Mr. Trump's positions on trade.
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Not yet chosen
The head of the council, who advises the president on economic policy, is typically drawn from acadamia.
Reince Priebus
White House Chief of Staff
The departing chairman of the Republican National Committee is known as a dealmaker and is close with the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan. His role will be key in a White House run by Mr. Trump, who has no experience in making policy. READ MORE »
Stephen K. Bannon
Chief Strategist
Mr. Bannon is a right-wing media executive who has been criticized as representing racist views as the former head of Breitbart News. Mr. Trump said that he would be “working as equal partners” with Mr. Priebus, the incoming chief of staff. READ MORE »
Jared Kushner
Senior adviser to the president
A major developer in New York, Mr. Kushner is married to Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and has been a close adviser to the president-elect. Mr. Kushner's appointment to the senior White House role could test anti-nepotism laws. READ MORE »
Michael T. Flynn
National Security Adviser
The retired Army lieutenant general has been outspoken in his view of the threat posed by Islamist militants. He will be a critical gatekeeper for policy proposals from the State Department, the Pentagon and other agencies.READ MORE »
Thomas P. Bossert
Homeland Security Adviser
A top national security aide to President George W. Bush, Mr. Bossert now runs a risk management consulting firm and is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council research institution. The position will be equal in status to the national security adviser. READ MORE »
Kellyanne Conway
Mr. Trump's campaign manager, confidante and spokeswoman, Ms. Conway also has a background in polling and may rely on these skills to keep tabs on public sentiment as she helps set the president's agenda. READ MORE »
Carl Icahn
Special Adviser on Regulatory Reform
The billionaire investor and famed “corporate raider” will oversee Mr. Trump's promised effort to unwind as many regulations on business as he can. READ MORE »
Donald F. McGahn II
White House Counsel
The Washington lawyer may have an unusually daunting job as the president’s adviser on legal matters, given Mr. Trump’s far-reaching business empire and potential conflicts of interest. READ MORE »
Peter Navarro
Director of Trade and Industrial Policy
The professor, who has been a staunch critic of current Chinese economic policies, is the only credentialed economist in Mr. Trump’s inner circle. He will direct a new internal council overseeing White House trade and industrial policy. READ MORE »
Sean Spicer
Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the President
Mr. Spicer was the longtime spokesman for the Republican National Committee and top aide to Mr. Priebus. Mr. Spicer will be the face of the White House, framing messaging, responding to stories of the day and briefing the press. READ MORE »

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