[Part 1] 5 Members Of Donald Trump’s Administration You Need To Know

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Too Many Of Us Are Uninformed

In case you didn’t already know, many Americans are actually quite ignorant when it comes to knowing politics who runs this country. Many of us don’t know who these people are that run the United States government. We don’t know their backgrounds, where they stand on issues important to us, and what they actually do once elected or appointed to office. Visit You Tube, and search “Politically Challenged” and you’ll see many videos that attest to that fact. Here is one done by Jimmy Kimmel.

Considering that these people are running what is said to be the most powerful country in the free world, it stands to reason that Americans should know at least a little bit about them. Here are the names, faces, and a little background information on the people making the decisions that affect the entire United States government.

 

Mike PenceVice President Mike Pence

Former Attorney

Began political career in 2000 as a Conservative Republican Indiana State Representative

Became head of the Republican Study Committee in 2005

Became Republican Conference Chairman in 2008

Became Indiana state Governor in 2013

Initially endorsed Ted Cruz during the Republican primaries

 

3 Pieces Of Notable Political Contributions

2015 Mike Pence signed a religious freedom act into Indiana law which reserved the rights of religious organizations to opt out of performing homosexual marriages.

2016 Mike Pence signed an anti=abortion law banning the aborting of a fetus due to gender or disability

2016 Mike Pence reinstated Act 1235 which issues a mandatory sentence of 10 years for those with a prior conviction for selling Meth or Heroin

 

 

Rex TillersonSecretary Of State Rex Tillerson

Former production engineer for Exxon Mobile

Vice-President for Exxon Neftegas Limited and head of its holdings in Russia

Served as CEO of Exxon Mobile

Awarded the Order Of Friendship by Russian president Vladamir Putin

Never before held public office

 

 

 

Notable Political Contributions

As Rex Tillerson has no history of government service, he has no notable political contributions as it pertains to writing or voting on legislature in neither the United States House nor the Senate.

 

 

Steven MnuchinSecretary Of The Treasury Steven Mnuchin

Former partner at Goldman Sachs

Hired by George Soros to start his business SFM capital management firm

Motion picture producer for movies such as Avatar and X-Men

Co-founder of motion picture company Rat Pac Dune Entertainment

Never before held public office

 

 

 

Notable Political Contributions

As Steve Mnuchin has no history of government service, he has no notable political contributions as it pertains to writing or voting on legislature in neither the United States House nor the Senate.

 

 

General James N MattisSecretary Of Defense General James Mattis

Former Commander of U.S. Central Command

Commander of U.S. Joint Forces

Commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force

Commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Commander of the 1st Marine Division led Marine forces into Iraq

Never before held public office

 

Notable Political Contributions

As General James Mattis has no history of public service, he has no notable political contributions as it pertains to writing or voting on legislature in neither the United States House nor the Senate.

 

 

Jeff SessionsAttorney General Jeff Sessions

Former Attorney

Served as Alabama Assistant US Attorney

Nominated for district court judge by former president Ronald Reagan

Judiciary Committee rejected district court nomination due to racially derogatory comments

Served as US Senator

 

 

 

3 Pieces Of Notable Political Contributions

2016 Jeff Sessions voted against an amendment to HR 2578 that authorizes the attorney general to deny the transfer of a firearm to a known or suspected terrorist.

2015 Jeff Sessions introduced a bill that expands state and local authority over public education.

2014 Jeff Sessions voted against a motion to proceed to debate on proceeding with a bill that increases the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

 

This should be important to you

In this day and age, we have too many resources at our fingertips to remain ignorant about politics. “I don’t do politics” is a cop out considering that the decisions of the politicians YOU put in office in the United States have a very real effect on your everyday life. You don’t have to become a master at politics, but at least know who runs your government. Magazines such as “The American Interest”, The Atlantic”, and The New Yorker are just a few of the politically based publications that can keep you current on what’s happening in the political world.

American Interest Political Magazine

The Atlantic Political Magazine

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