by Countable | 4.23.18
President-elect Donald Trump has been busy making appointments to his Cabinet and filling other high-level posts in his incoming administration since his victory over Hillary Clinton. Cabinet appointees are important because not only because they’re in charge of major federal agencies, but they also are part of the line of succession to the presidency if the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, and President pro tempore of the Senate (respectively).
With so many agencies and positions out there, keeping track of who has been picked for what job and whether they’ll face confirmation hearings can be a pain. So we’ve created this page where you see which posts have nominees and which don't. We'll keep this updated as additional selections are made.
You can also let your Senators know how you feel about appointees that will face confirmation by the Senate by using the "Take Action" button.
* denotes that the appointee won’t have to be confirmed by the Senate.
Cabinet (in order of succession)
— Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore)
Written by Countable
The opposite of "draining the swamp"
This notion that righties are somehow sticking it to Libs as if we don't all live in the same country and won't all be equally affected is sad. If you voted just to stick it to someone, you aren't mature enough for the responsibility. This is not a reality TV show.
Definitely, not the 'best' people. I think the swamp has turned into a sewer. Sad.
The swamp has been drained, only to be refilled. Sad!
Drained swap and added alligators covered in cash. Trump duped you who voted for him. DeVoss must remember we do not mix church and state. Public education us critical.
A fox guarding the hen house one appointment at a time. So much for trump's promises to be independent. He's kissing the corrupt republican party's hole and sucking.
Is this draining or dredging?
Fill the swamp! Way to go, you are the man they put in charge! On ward to bankruptcy like you do with every other business you have!
This swamp is overflowing more than the only porta-potty at a chili pepper and coffee festival.
Make all nominees be vetted prior to hearings
I plan to depart the nation as soon as I can and leave the conservative white supremacist-supporting morons to build the Christian caliphate, inhuman, dystopian shithole they have always dreamt of. I couldn't possibly hate Trump supporters more than I do. American ideals of individual & free expression, diversity of culture and creed, pursuit of happiness, liberty, separation of church from state, etc etc etc.... all will fall victim to this raving, cruel, loveless, hate-based regime. The only light I see is that 2M more people voted for Hillary than this asshole. So once again the educated, kind, global-citizen majority of Americans are being held captive by the small-minded morons who get angry because they can't get off their ass to learn basic science and philosophy, or better themselves in any way or learn something about how to participate like adults in the global community. Fuck this place. America is dying.
Is this what "draining the swamp" looks like??? NO!
I'm sure the billionaires will fix the system that made them all billionaires...
Not Sessions!!! Not Bannon!!!
Dismayed over the appointment of Ben Carson to head housing & urban development. Given that his only qualification for the post is that he lives in a house, this is clearly either a political payback or a token appointment of a person of color. Having someone without qualifications in this role will cripple the effectiveness of an important government agency.
Dear god, not Jeff Sessions. Google him, please. There will be no justice in America under him.
His appointees are absolutely horrifying and disgusting, and he insults those who did and did not vote for him. His promise to Make America Great Again cannot be acquired by appointing racists, xenophobes, mysoginists, and white supremacist Nazis. This is not progression; this is regression. We have to fight it.