Structure of Executive Branch

Kenzie McNeill & Collin Bishton

Vice President

  • President in waiting
  • Votes to only to break a tie
  • Used to do nothing, now gets jobs president assigned to him
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The Cabinet

Qualifications- Must be a college graduate, and have plenty of experience in their field


Responsibilities- helps advise the president on crucial topics, responsible for your department


National security council- president's forum for security and foreign policy


Office of Management and Budget- sets and deciphers presidential budget


Chief of staff- runs white house staff and regulates work

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Federal Bureaucracy

Agencies:


Department of Defense (in charge of military)
Secretary Ashton Carter
defense.gov

Department of Justice (enforce laws, ensure public safety)

Eric Holder is Attorney General

http://www.allgov.com/departments/department-of-justice?detailsDepartmentID=573

Department of the Interior (protects natural resources)
Sally Jewell is Secretary

https://www.doi.gov/bureaus
Department of Agriculture (aids farmers)
Tom Villsack

http://www.allgov.com/departments/department-of-agriculture?detailsDepartmentID=568
Department of Commerce (business, trade and commerce)
https://www.commerce.gov/page/about-commerce

Department of Labor (responsible for wages, safety, benefits, etc.)
Thomas E. Perez

http://www.dol.gov/agencies/osec

Department of Health and Human Services (protecting health, seniors)
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

http://www.hhs.gov/
Department of Housing and Urban Development (home ownership, housing assistance, housing laws)
Julian Castro

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/principal_staff/secretary_castro

Independent Agencies

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Regulatory Commissions

an organization created by the government with the purpose of enforcing specific regulations on a certain part of the economy.
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