Cabinet

President

Rico Smith
University of Oklahoma
rico@campusymca.org

 

Vice President

Colton Hounshell
Western Kentucky University
colton@campusymca.org

 

Chief of Staff

Sarah Simon
University of Pennsylvania
sarah@campusymca.org

 

Cabinet Members

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Cabinet-Level Officials

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Cabinet Positions

Cabinet Secretaries and Cabinet-rank positions are nominated by the President and must be confirmed by a vote of the Senate. Prior to Inauguration at each National Assembly, nominees will appear before committees with jurisdiction over their department or agency for confirmation hearings.

The Chief of Staff and Press Secretary are positions within the Executive Office of the President. They are appointed by the President and not subject to Senate approval. The Chief of Staff leads the Executive Office of the President and serves as the primary facilitator for all Cabinet Members. The Press Secretary delivers briefings to members of the press at the request of the President.

 

Department Priority Legislation

Each Cabinet Member will draft a piece of legislation to prioritize during Session, and find sponsors in the House and Senate to support the legislation through the committee process and floor debate. Legislation must be approved by the Chief of Staff and President before pursuing Congressional sponsors

 

Committee Testimony

Cabinet Members will be called to testify before House and Senate Committees on legislation dealing with policy issues within the jurisdiction of their respective Departments, including their priority legislation. The Chief of Staff will coordinate testimony appearances and schedules with House and Senate Committee Chairs once all legislation has been referred to committees.

 

Cabinet Scenarios

During the Assembly, Cabinet members will take part in a series of Foreign and Domestic Policy Scenarios. These scenarios will encompass numerous policy areas and Cabinet Departments, ranging from domestic issues to foreign affairs. In addition to Cabinet meetings called to address scenarios, the President can schedule meetings to discuss policy briefings on bills before Congress.