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The Cabinet. Today’s Head and Their Responsibilities. Department of Commerce. Protects the industrial and commercial segments of the American economy Oversees the Census Bureau . Penny Pritzker. Department of Justice. Eric H. Holder.

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The cabinet

The Cabinet

Today’s Head and Their Responsibilities


Department of commerce
Department of Commerce

  • Protects the industrial and commercial segments of the American economy

  • Oversees the Census Bureau.

Penny Pritzker


Department of justice
Department of Justice

Eric H. Holder

  • The Attorney General is the head of this department.

  • Oversees the nation’s legal affairs

  • Coordinates the activities of the FBI, U.S. Marshals and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


Department of energy
Department of Energy

  • Plans energy policy and develops energy technology

Ernest Moniz


Department of transportation
Department of Transportation

Anthony Foxx

  • Oversees the agencies that regulate air travel, rail roads, highways and mass transit


Department of treasury
Department of Treasury

  • Manages the monetary resources of the United States

  • Oversees the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Would determine the amount of coins to be minted or amount of printed money to be issued

  • Determines the amount of money the federal government would need to borrow in order to operate

Jack Lew


Department of agriculture
Department of Agriculture

Thomas J. Visack

  • Responsible for safeguarding the nation’s food supply

  • Develops conservation programs


Department of veterans affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Administers several hospitals for veterans

  • Administers educational programs for veterans and their families

Eric K. Shinseki


Department of defense
Department of Defense

  • Coordinates the activities of the Joint-Chiefs of Staff

  • Oversees the armed forces

Chuck Hagel


Department of education
Department of Education

Arne Duncan

  • Coordinates Federal assistance programs for public and private schools


Department of state
Department of State

  • Meets with representatives from other states

  • May be the point person when initiating a treaty with another country.

John Kerry


Department of labor
Department of Labor

Thomas Perez

  • Protects the American worker by making sure there are safe working conditions

  • Safeguards the minimum wage


Department of homeland security
Department of Homeland Security

  • Controls the Coast Guard

  • Controls Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Controls immigration and naturalization services

  • Controls the nations border patrol

Rand Beers


Department of health and human services
Department of Health and Human Services

  • Manages Medicare and Medicaid programs

  • Directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA

Kathleen Sebelius


Department of the interior
Department of the Interior

Sally Jewell

  • Responsible for protecting public land and natural resources

  • Responsible for relations between U. S. government and the American Indians

  • Manages historical sites and national parks


Department of housing and urban development hud
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Created to ensure equal housing opportunities

Shaun L.S. Donovan


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