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President Obama's Executive Team

The Cabinet

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The President's cabinet is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the Executive Branch of government. Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and confirmed or rejected by the Senate. A cabinet is authorized in Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

The Secretary of State is the highest ranking cabinet official; this Secretary is fourth in succession to the Presidency. Cabinet officers are titular heads of the 15 permanent executive agencies of the government.

Cabinet rank members include the Vice President as well as the White House Chief of Staff, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Office of National Drug Control Policy and U.S. Trade Representative.

Learn more about the President's cabinet.
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