Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Interior Secretary, US Representative Washington State's 5th District,During her time in the legislature, McMorris was known for defending timber and mining interests from what she described as "regulatory and tax burden,"When we look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on the issues, we realized that McMorris voted with the Republican leadership most of the time. She voted with her party 97% of the time in the 111th Congress while casting 1654 votes making her one of the most partisan members of congress.
Andrew Puzder, Labor Secretary, CEO of CKE Holdings parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's A vocal critic of substantially increasing the minimum wage and an opponent of rules that would make more workers eligible for overtime pay. Over the previous seven years, about 60 percent of all Labor Department investigations of Carl's Jr. restaurants found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to data compiled by Bloomberg BNA. Most of these restaurants were owned by Carl's Jr. franchisees rather than CKE.
Linda McMahon, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, cofounded WWE ran and lost US Senate bid in CT Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez of New York, the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee, expressed disappointment.
“This selection is proof that President-elect Trump’s commitment to small businesses is about as ‘real’ as professional wrestling,” she said in a statement. “I am concerned her appointment follows a pattern of choosing individuals for cabinet-level positions who do not have the policy knowledge for the job.” The WWE also has been sued by dozens of former employees over the company’s handling of concussions and neurological health issues. The complaint said that the “WWE placed corporate gain over its wrestlers’ health, safety, and financial security, choosing to leave the plaintiffs severely injured and with no recourse to treat their damaged minds and bodies.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/12/07/linda-mcmahon-wife-of-wwe-billionaire-vincent-mcmahon-is-trumps-pick-to-head-his-small-business-administration/#3b8e73f04f32 Linda McMahon donated $6 million to Trump's campaign in August and September, according to the Center for Responsive Politics Vince and Linda McMahon donated $5 million to the Donald J. Trump Foundation
Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Oklahoma attorney general In exchange for pushing fossel fuel industry-written legal arguments as his own, he and other coordinating Republican attorney generals got, at last count, $16 million from those companies for their political campaigns. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/07/trump-names-scott-pruitt-oklahoma-attorney-general-suing-epa-on-climate-change-to-head-the-epa/?utm_term=.84a97c286e61
John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Retired Marine General
Terry Branstad Ambassador to China Governor of Iowa 22years not all consecutive His son, Eric, managed Trump's Iowa campaign: Trump won Iowa by 9.5 points. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/politics/terry-branstad-china-ambassador-trump.html?_r=0
Ben Carson Secretary of Housing and Urban Development retired neurosurgeon no experience in government or running a large bureaucracy http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/politics/ben-carson-housing-urban-development-trump.html?_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/trump-ben-carson-hud-critics.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage®ion=EndOfArticle&pgtype=article
James Mattis Defense Secretary Retired Marine General http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/us/politics/james-mattis-donald-trump.html
Steven Mnuchin Treasury Secretary Goldman Sacks Banker, Hedge Fund co-founder Dune Capital Management National finance chairman for Mr. Trump’s campaign, forclosed on elderly and many families http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/politics/steven-terner-mnuchin-trump-treasury-secretary.html
Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce founder of the private equity firm WL Ross & Co, called him a “vulture investor” for preying on weak companies, sometimes slashing jobs and pensions to turn a profit. In February 2014, Ross settled a lawsuit brought by investors in South Carolina for $81 million.
In August 2016, Ross agreed to reimburse investors $11.8 million and pay a fine of $2.3 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the company’s misappropriation of fees. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2016/11/29/what-you-need-to-know-about-likely-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-trumps-billionaire-pal/#f8ddfbb8d609 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sago_Mine_disaster
Todd Ricketts Deputy Secretary of Commerce co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and a member of the powerful conservative Ricketts family, donated $1 million to Trump campaign
Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary As secretary of labor under President George W. Bush, she was the only official in his administration to serve all eight years.
Before that, she worked in various departments across the federal government. She was a White House fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the director of the Peace Corps under President George Bush, who also named her deputy transportation secretary. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader. Mitch McConnell and other members of the Republican Congress refused to share this with us before the election, even though they were aware of it.
Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon who represents many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta, a six-term Republican congressman “Congressman Price has proven to be far out of the mainstream of what Americans want when it comes to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/us/politics/tom-price-secretary-health-and-human-services.html
Seema Verma Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services She is the founder and CEO of SVC Inc., a health policy consulting firm a conservative darling who has introduced work requirements and lockout periods for impoverished recipients into the medical safety net in three states. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/seema-verma-trump-centers-medicare-medicaid-cms
Don McGahn White House Counsel Patton Boggs, in-house counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee,chair of the Federal Election Commission in 2008,McGahn worked with the Koch Brothers’ network – namely, “Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce,he joined the Trump campaign McGahn is a totally partisan politico, more like a consiglieri to the Godfather than a source of sound ethical counsel. http://www.forbes.com/sites/charlestiefer/2016/11/25/new-trump-white-house-counsel-donald-mcgahn-is-a-partisan-politico-consiglieri/#69808a9e3774
K.T. McFarland Deputy national security adviser
Betsy DeVos Secretary of the Dept. of Education
Nikki Haley U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Mike Pompeo CIA director
Jeff Sessions Attorney general Senator was even too racist for Strom Thurmond when he made an unsuccessful bid for federal judge
Michael Flynn National security adviser Army Lt. Gen.
Steve Bannon Chief strategist and counselor
Reince Priebus Chief of staff RNC
Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State, CEO Exxon Mobil extensive experience working with foreign leaders. Some of his foreign relationships, especially those with Russia, could come under particular scrutiny during a Senate confirmation hearing. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/politics/rex-tillerson-secretary-of-state-exxon-donald-trump.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
Gary D. Cohn National Economic Council Goldman Sacks