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How Trump’s 15 Cabinet secretaries could impact you

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With Donald Trump filling his cabinet positions, there’s been much speculation over how these new secretaries will shape the country over the next four years.

Trump has never served in government before and has chosen several secretaries with backgrounds in business instead of politics. American consumers and everyday citizens are curious to see how the new administration will impact them.

“With most agencies, people think about the services that the government provides, but they tend not to think about the people who provide those services,” says Lloyd Leonard, advocacy director for the League of Women Voters.

For example, the Agriculture Department affects the people who run and work in meat packing plants as well as those who buy and eat the food. “There’s a very broad impact to most of these programs, and we don’t always see both ends of that,” Leonard says.

Find out how each department secretary affects you.

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Autumn Cafiero Giusti
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Autumn Cafiero Giusti is an award-winning journalist with over two decades of professional experience. She writes about mortgages, real estate and banking.