Some nominated positions so far

Secretary,Department of Health andHumanServices – TomPrice, 62,from Georgia.
Secretary,Department of Health andHumanServices – TomPrice, 62,from Georgia.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Secretary,Department of Education – Betsy DeVos, 58, fromMichigan.
Secretary,Department of Education – Betsy DeVos, 58, fromMichigan.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Secretary,Department of Housingand UrbanDevelopment –BenCarson, 65, fromMichigan.
Secretary,Department of Housingand UrbanDevelopment –BenCarson, 65, fromMichigan.PHOTO: REUTERS
Secretary,Department of Labour –AndrewPuzder, 66,from Ohio.
Secretary,Department of Labour –AndrewPuzder, 66,from Ohio.PHOTO: REUTERS
Administrator, Environmental ProtectionAgency –Scott Pruitt, 48, Oklahoma’s.
Administrator, Environmental ProtectionAgency –Scott Pruitt, 48, Oklahoma’s.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Tom Price, 62, from Georgia: An orthopaedic surgeon, he introduced his own legislation to replace Obamacare in the current Congress and three previous sessions. He feels patients and doctors, not the government, should be in control of healthcare.


Secretary, Department of Labour - Andrew Puzder, 66, from Ohio: A wealthy businessman and political donor, and chief executive of the parent firm of two fast-food hamburger chains, he has resisted minimum wage rise and expanded overtime benefits for workers.


Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Scott Pruitt, 48, Oklahoma's Attorney-General: Mr Pruitt is close to the fossil fuel industry and has spent much of his career fighting against the regulations of the agency he is now about to lead. 


Secretary, Department of Education -  Betsy DeVos, 58, from Michigan: The activist from a billionaire family wants to shift priority from public to private schools, arguing that this would encourage more competitive schools.


Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development - Ben Carson, 65, from Michigan: A neurosurgeon, he earlier said he was unqualified for a Cabinet post, but has accepted the Housing and Urban Development portfolio. He is against desegregation measures.

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