Written on: February 6, 2017
Here is a list of the cabinet members that President Trump has nominated. It is meant to be “information in a nutshell”. You may find more here or simply google “Current Cabinet Nominees.”
As you know, before nominees are approved, they must first undergo a hearing before the appropriate committee. From there, a vote is scheduled among members of that committee, and if a majority of them approve the person, another vote is held in the full Senate. There is only a simple majority of votes required.
Our Earth Committee is asking us to be especially aware of the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA in light of the values we hold. It is very important that we make it our mission to monitor issues that impact our Corporate Stands and our Chapter 2013 directives and take action when called for. This may mean often contacting our Senators either by phone or in writing.
Also, you may have noticed TV advertisements for cabinet picks. It’s important to take note of the supporting organizations or the company paying for the ad and ask what is the connection? What will they expect in return from the nominee if s/he is appointed?
John Kelly, US Secretary of Homeland SecurityJames Mattis, Secretary of DefenseNikki Haley, US Ambassador to U.N.Elaine Chao, Secretary of TransportationRex Tillerson, Secretary of StateMike Pompeo, CIA Director