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The line of presidential succession is: Vice president of U.S., Speaker of the House, President pro tempore of the senate, Secretary of state, Secretary of the treasury, Secretary of defense
The vice president is the president of the senate, ceremonial assistent of the president, and plays a big role in the president's administration
- The vice president’s role changed dramatically, the vice president used to not be very important and now the vice president has many important responsibilities.
Departments and Councils
John Kerry, Ashton B. Cater, Loretta Lynch, Sally Jewell, Tom J. Vilsack are all leaders of the president’s cabinet
Purpose of cabinet is to govern major areas of federal interest
National Security Council is the president’s main forum for considering national security.
The National security council consist of the vice president, secretary of state, secretary of defense, National security advisor, and secretary of treasury.
The office of management and budget maintains the president's budget
- Duties of chief of staff is the highest ranked employee of the White House.
- Press secretary is a senior white house official who acts as a spokesman for the U.S. government administration.
- White house staff members maintain the well-being of the White House, keep it clean and well-stocked.
Agencies and commissions
The federal Bureaucracy is made up of about 500 departments, authorities, agencies, and commissions that have responsibilities assigned to them by congressional legislation.
Examples of Agencies within the Cabinet Departments: FBI, DEA, US Marshalls, IRS, Coast Guardes, Marine, Navy, and Army
Examples of Independent Agencies: USGS, NASA, Peace Corps, U.S. postal service, USA Freedom Corps, and US Central Intelligence Agency.
Examples of Regulatory Commissions: Federal communications commission, US Maritime service, Department of energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory commission.