A cabinet is a body of high-ranking country officials, typically comprising the top leaders of the executive branch. They are normally known as ministers, but in some jurisdictions are sometimes known as secretaries. The purposes of a cabinet are diverse: in some countries it's a collegiate decision-making body with collective responsibility, while in others it may function either as a strictly advisory body or a helping institution to a conclusion making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are usually the body responsible for its day-to-day management of the government and response to unexpected occasions, whereas the legislative and judicial branches operate at a measured rate, in sessions based on prolonged processes.
What are the responsibilities 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, as well as the ...
What places are in the cabinet?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their responsibilities. Click here to see all image