Cabinet members act as the president’s advisers on key policy issues and are in charge of executive departments. There are 16 official Cabinet positions (including the vice president), and eight Cabinet-level positions. In addition, the president can appoint key advisers to the White House staff (e.g., chief strategist, press secretary).

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Who’s in the President’s Cabinet and What Do They Do? (with Lesson Plan) 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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