Donald Trump Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has picked 11 members for his Cabinet, including five businessmen, two military persons and four Republican politicians. All but two are white, while only two nominees are women, according to a report from The Atlantic.

Their appointments are subject to approval from the U.S. Senate. Trump could get green light from Senate for his entire Cabinet without a single Democratic vote, according to the report.

This week, seven of Trump’s top nominees – including Rex Tillerson and Senator Jeff Sessions – are set to testify in Senate hearings. Sessions is Trump’s pick for attorney general, while Rex Tillerson has been selected as secretary of state; both are very important positions.

Here are all Trump’s picks for his Cabinet.

Department of State

Tillerson is Trump’s pick for secretary of state. He is CEO of ExxonMobil, which is one the largest private oil and natural gas companies in the world.

Billionaire oil and gas magnate T. Boone Pickens and other people believe that the Russia-friendly executive is a perfect choice.

Department of the Treasury

Trump picked Steven Mnuchin to lead the Department of the Treasury. Mnuchin is a former senior executive at Goldman Sachs.

Department of Defense

General James Mattis, a four-star Marine Corps general, served as a commander of the U.S. Central Command from 2010 to 2013. He led the U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for military operations in Central and South America. Kelly, who lost a son in Afghanistan, retired in 2016.

Department of Justice

Senator Jeff Sessions is Trump’s pick for the Department of Justice. Sessions has represented Alabama in the Senate for 20 years. Hwa a strong critic of illegal immigration and expanded legal immigration. He previously served as a federal prosecutor and then Alabama attorney general.

Department of Homeland Security

Trump nominated Retired General John Kelly for the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly spent more than 40 years in the Marine Corps. He served as commander of the U.S. Southern Command. He was in charge of South and Central America, as well as the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Department of Health and Human Services

Representative Tom Price was nominated to serve as the next Health and Human Services secretary. Price is chairman of the House Budget Committee, which is a critic of the Affordable Care Act. Price worked as an orthopedist for 20 years in Atlanta before entering politics in the 1990s.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson, the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has no formal experience in housing policy. He is a retired neurosurgeon who is known for pioneering a procedure to separate conjoined twins. Carson, who was born in Detroit, has written numerous books on his medical career and political stances.

Department of Energy

Trump nominated Rick Perry as secretary of the Department of Energy. Perry served three-and-a-half terms as the governor of Texas. His experience in energy-rich Texas makes him a natural fit, but the Energy Department is more of a national security agency. The agency is also responsible for designing and protecting the nation’s stockpile of nuclear weapons.

Department of Labor

Andrew Puzder was nominated as next Department of Labor secretary. Puzder is known for being the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the fast-food chains. He is a critic of minimum-wage laws and the Obama administration’s overtime rule.

Department of Transportation

Elaine Chao was nominated by Trump as next secretary of the Department of Transportation. Chao was the first Asian American woman in the United States history to be appointed to a U.S. President’s Cabinet. She served as labor secretary for the full two terms of the George W. Bush administration.

Department of Education

Betsy DeVos is Trump’s pick for the Department of Education. DeVos, a longtime philanthropist and the former chairwoman of the state party in Michigan, has been a major advocate for education reform centered on expanding charter schools and private-school vouchers. She led the advocacy group American Federation for Children that advocates increased school choice for parents.

Department of the Interior

Trump nominated Ryan Zinke as next secretary of the Department of the Interior. Zinke, a Republican member of the House, was reelected to his second term in November 2016. He served in the Navy Seals for more than 20 years before entering politics. In Congress, Zinke has opposed the sale of federal lands but supported mining and drilling on them.

Department of Commerce

Wilbur Ross is Trump’s nominee for the Department of Commerce. Billionaire Ross is the chairman of a private equity firm. He is known for restructuring failed businesses such as steel, coal, telecommunications, foreign investment and textiles companies.