A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically comprising the best leaders of the executive branch. They are normally called ministers, but in some jurisdictions are sometimes called secretaries. The functions of a cabinet are diverse: in some countries it is a collegiate decision-making body with collective duty, while in others it may operate either as a purely advisory body or an assisting institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are typically the body responsible for the daily management of the government and response to sudden events, whereas the legislative and judicial branches operate at a measured rate, in sessions based on prolonged processes.
What are the duties of the 15 cabinet departments?
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, in Addition to the ...
What positions are in the cabinet?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their duties. Click here to see all pic