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Tracking Trump's Appointments

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)

Cabinet-level officials

  • *White House Chief of Staff - Reince Priebus (11/13)
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Scott Pruitt (12/7)
  • United States Trade Representative - Robert Lighthizer (1/3)
  • Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) (12/17)
  • Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers - Gary Cohn (12/9)
  • Administrator of the Small business Administration - Linda McMahon (12/7)
  • Ambassador to the United Nations - Nikki Haley (11/23)

High-level positions

  • Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) (11/18)
  • *National Security Advisor - H.R. McMaster (2/20)
  • *Counselor to the President - Steve Bannon (11/13)
  • *Counselor to the President - Kellyanne Conway (12/22)
  • *White House Counsel - Don McGahn (11/23)
  • *Admin. of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Seema Verma (11/29)
  • *Deputy National Security Advisor - K.T. McFarland (11/23)
  • *Deputy Secretary of Commerce - Todd Ricketts (11/30)

Ambassadors

  • Ambassador to China - Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) (12/7)
  • Ambassador to Israel - David Friedman (12/16)

— Eric Revell

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  • Terri
    12/01/2016
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    The opposite of "draining the swamp"

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  • Andrea
    12/03/2016
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    Not Sessions!!

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  • Andrea
    12/03/2016
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    Not Bannon!

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  • GovRepublic
    12/02/2016
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    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.

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  • Clair
    12/03/2016
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    Never Bannon!

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  • SouthernGal
    12/01/2016
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    Definitely, not the 'best' people. I think the swamp has turned into a sewer. Sad.

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  • HogwartsPadfoot
    12/02/2016
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    The swamp has been drained, only to be refilled. Sad!

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  • Robert
    12/02/2016
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    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.

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  • Cris-Gato
    12/02/2016
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    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.

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  • Young
    12/02/2016
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    Is this draining or dredging?

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  • SadieEllis
    12/02/2016
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    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!

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  • GovRepublic
    12/02/2016
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    This swamp is overflowing more than the only porta-potty at a chili pepper and coffee festival.

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  • Mary
    01/09/2017
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    Make all nominees be vetted prior to hearings

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  • Mark
    12/02/2016
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    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.

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  • Kristen
    01/08/2017
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    Is this what "draining the swamp" looks like??? NO!

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  • Bon
    12/05/2016
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    I'm sure the billionaires will fix the system that made them all billionaires...

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  • Yvonne
    12/06/2016
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    Not Sessions!!! Not Bannon!!!

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  • Nancy
    12/05/2016
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    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.

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  • Robert
    01/06/2017
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    Dear god, not Jeff Sessions. Google him, please. There will be no justice in America under him.

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  • Kristyn
    12/02/2016
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    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.

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