CIVIL

President Bush’s Cabinet

President Bush’s Cabinet [20 January 2001 – 20 January 2009]

The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. One of the principal purposes of the Cabinet (drawn from Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution) is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of their respective offices.

The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments-the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General. Under President George W. Bush, Cabinet-level rank also has been accorded to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Director, Office of Management and Budget; the Director, National Drug Control Policy; and the U.S. Trade Representative.

DEPARTMENTS- FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION

Department of Agriculture
Secretary Ed Schafer
http://www.usda.gov

Department of the Interior
Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
http://www.doi.gov

Department of Commerce
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
http://www.doc.gov

Department of Justice
Attorney General Michael Mukasey
http://www.usdoj.gov

Department of Defense
Secretary Robert M. Gates
http://www.defenselink.mil

Department of Labor
Secretary Elaine Chao
http://www.dol.gov

Department of Education
Secretary Margaret Spellings
http://www.ed.gov

Department of State
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
http://www.state.gov

Department of Energy
Secretary Samuel W. Bodman
http://www.energy.gov

Department of Transportation
Secretary Mary E. Peters
http://www.dot.gov

Department of Health &
Human Services
Secretary Michael O. Leavitt
http://www.hhs.gov

Department of the Treasury
Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
http://www.ustreas.gov

Department of
Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff
http://www.dhs.gov

Department of
Veterans Affairs
Secretary Dr. James Peake
http://www.va.gov

Department of Housing &
Urban Development
Secretary Steve Preston
http://www.hud.gov


Cabinet Rank Members

The Vice President
Richard B. Cheney
http://www.whitehouse.gov/vicepresident/

White House
Chief of Staff
Joshua B. Bolten

Office of Management
and Budget
Jim Nussle
http://www.omb.gov

United States
Trade Representative
Ambassador Susan Schwab
http://www.ustr.gov

Environmental Protection Agency
Stephen Johnson
http://www.epa.gov

Office of National
Drug Control Policy
John Walters
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov


Source: White House

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