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U.S. Government Information: Executive

Executive Branch

The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President, who also acts as the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies including the Cabinet. 
The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.

Federal Agencies and Commissions

There are hundreds of federal agencies and commissions charged with handling such responsibilities as managing America's space program, protecting its forests, and gathering intelligence. For a full listing of Federal Agencies, Departments, and Commissions, visit 

Executive Branch Resources


       The President                                                       

       The Vice President

       The White House      

       Executive Office of the President        


       Office of Management and Budget

       Council of Economic Advisors