Government

Hannah Coleman

Executive Branch

  • The president holds all executive power, our current president is Obama.
  • The function of the executive branch is to enforce laws and to appoint heads of federal agencies.
  • The president is the head of state and head of government and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

Major Departments of the Presidents Cabinet.

  • Vice President
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury\
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department Of Commerce
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • White House Chief of Staff
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Office of Management & Budget
  • United States Trade Representative
  • United States Mission to the United Nations
  • Council of Economic Advisers
  • Small Business Administration

Maryland State Executive Branch

  • Power rest on the Larry Hogan, our current Governor.
  • The Governor also oversees independent agencies, and frequently authorizes executive commissions and task agencies to study and recommend solutions to particular matters of public concern.
  • The Governor is the chief executive officer of the State and commander-in-chief of its military forces

Major Department that Make Up the Governor's Executive Council in MD

  • Lieutenant Governor- Boyd Rutherford
  • Secretary of State- John C. Wobensmith
  • Secretary of Aging- Rona E. Kramer
  • Secretary of Agriculture- Joe Bartenfelder
  • Secretary of Budget and Management- David Brinkley
  • Secretary of Business and Economic Development- R. Michael Gill
  • Secretary of Disabilities-Carol Beatty
  • State Superintendent of Schools (appointed by the State Board of Education to direct the Maryland State Department of Education)- Lillian M. Lowery
  • Secretary of Environment- Ben Grumbles
  • Secretary of General Services- C. Gail Bassette
  • Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene- Van Mitchell
  • Secretary of Housing and Community Development- Kenneth C. Holt
  • Secretary of Human Resources- Sam Maholtra

Overall state government and the federal government are very similar they both do the same things but in a smaller area.