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Ted Calvin assumed office as President of the United States on January 20, 2017, and his term would end on January 20, 2025. The President has the authority to nominate members of his Cabinet to the United States Senate for confirmation under the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution.

Before confirmation and during congressional hearings a high-level career member of an executive department heads this pre-confirmed cabinet on an acting basis. The Cabinet's creation was part of the transition of power following the 2016 United States presidential election.

This page documents the confirmation process for any successful or unsuccessful Cabinet nominees of the Calvin administration. They are listed in order of creation of the Cabinet position (also used as the basis for the United States presidential line of succession).

Announced nominees

All members of the Cabinet of the United States require the advice and consent of the United States Senate following appointment by the president before taking office. The vice presidency is exceptional in that the position requires election to office pursuant to the United States Constitution. Although some are afforded cabinet-level rank, non-cabinet members within the Executive Office of the President, such as White House Chief of Staff, National Security Advisor, and White House Press Secretary, do not hold constitutionally created positions and most do not require Senate confirmation for appointment.

The following were the final members of Ted Calvin's Cabinet. For other high-level positions, see the list of Ted Calvin political appointments.

Cabinet of President Ted Calvin
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Office

Date announced / confirmed

Designee Office

Date announced / confirmed

Designee
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Vice President of the United States

Announced July 15, 2016
Assumed office January 20, 2017

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Former Governor

George Nelson

of Florida

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Secretary of State

Announced November 23, 2017 Assumed office January 21, 2017

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Former U.S. Senator

Graham M. Puskás

of Massachusetts

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Secretary of the Treasury

Announced November 30, 2016

Assumed office January 26, 2017

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Former Deputy Secretary

Ayanna Haynes

of California

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Secretary of Defense

Announced December 8, 2020

Assumed office January 22, 2021

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Retired General

Preston McGarvey

of Massachusetts

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Attorney General

Announced January 7, 2021

Assumed office March 11, 2021

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Former Oregon Attorney General

Lawrence Porter

of Oregon

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Secretary of the Interior

Announced December 17, 2016

Assumed office March 16, 2017

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Former U.S. Representative

Kimberley Davids

of California

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Secretary of Agriculture

Announced December 10, 2020

Assumed office February 24, 2021

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Former Deputy Secretary

Ronald Hatfield

of Iowa

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Secretary of Commerce

Announced January 7, 2017

Assumed office March 3, 2017

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Former Governor

Stephanie Harrison

of Washington

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Secretary of Labor

Announced January 7, 2017

Assumed office March 23, 2017

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Former U.S. Senator

TBD

of Wisconsin

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Secretary of Health and Human Services

Announced December 7, 2020

Assumed office March 19, 2021

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Former U.S. Representative

TBD

of New Mexico

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Announced December 10, 2020

Assumed office March 10, 2021

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Former U.S. Representative

TBD

of North Carolina

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Secretary of Transportation

Announced December 15, 2016

Assumed office February 3, 2017

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Former U.S. Representative

TBD

of New York

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Secretary of Energy

Announced December 17, 2020

Assumed office February 25, 2021

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Former Governor

Gareth Henderson

of Michigan

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Secretary of Education

Announced December 22, 2020

Assumed office March 2, 2021

125x125pxFormer Education CommissionerMiguel Cardonaof Connecticut
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Announced December 10, 2016

Assumed office February 9, 2017

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Former Chief of Staff of the Army

TBD

of Virginia

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Secretary of Homeland Security

Announced November 23, 2020

Assumed office February 2, 2021

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Former Deputy Secretary

Lauren Duke

of Texas

Cabinet-level officials

Office

Date announced / confirmed

Designee Office

Date announced / confirmed

Designee
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Announced December 17, 2020

Assumed office March 11, 2021

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Former U.S. Representative

Elizabeth Rhodes

of Ohio

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Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Announced March 2, 2021

Assumed office March 24, 2021

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Director of National Intelligence

Announced November 23, 2020

Assumed office January 21, 2021

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United States Trade Representative

Announced December 10, 2020

Assumed office March 18, 2021

130x130pxFormer Chief Trade Counsel of the House Ways and Means CommitteeKatherine Taiof the District of Columbia
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United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Announced November 23, 2020

Assumed office February 25, 2021

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Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Clara Greenfield

of Wisconsin

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Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors

Announced November 30, 2020

Assumed office March 12, 2021

120x120pxFormer Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International AffairsCecilia Rouse

of New Jersey

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Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Announced January 7, 2021

Assumed office March 17, 2021

100pxFormer Director of the Office of Small Business AdvocateIsabel Guzman

of California

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Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Science Advisor to the President

Announced January 15, 2021

125x125pxFormer Director of the Broad InstituteEric Landerof Massachusetts
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White House Chief of Staff

Announced November 12, 2020
Assumed office January 20, 2021

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Former Chief of Staff to the Vice President

TBD

of California

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