Maryland and Federal Government

Ashlee Loewy

Federal Executive Branch

The power of the Executive Branch of the U.S. belongs to the President. The position is currently held by Barack Obama. The Function of this branch is to make sure laws are enforced and approving or vetoing bills.

Jobs of The President include:

  • To carry out laws
  • Veto Bills
  • Serve as commander in chief
  • Make treaties
  • Appoint heads of agencies,federal judges, ambassadors
  • Pardon crimes
Major Departments of President Cabinets:
Departments of:
  • State
  • Treasury
  • Defense
  • Justice
  • The Interior
  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Labor
  • Health and Human Services
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Homeland Security

Maryland State Executive Branch

The power rests with the governor of Maryland. The current holder of this power is Larry Hogan. The function of this branch is for the governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislative Branch. This branch also enforces State laws.

Jobs of the Governor:

  • Commander in Chief of its military forces (National Guard)
  • approve or veto bills
  • appoint military officers
  • emergency powers
Major Departments:

Departments of:

  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Budget & Management
  • Commerce
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • General Services
  • Health & Mental hygiene
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Juvenile Services
  • Labor, Licensing & Regulation
  • Natural Resources
  • Planning
  • Public Safety & Correctional Services
  • State Police
  • Transportation
  • Veterans Affairs

Concluding Statement

The State and Federal Executive branches are similar by having similar departments, having the same job to do within the branch and the President and the Governor have similar duties such as handling military.