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How Government Works
Political Bell Curve

The Executive Branch

The U.S. President
Carries Out the Laws Passed by Congress
White House Website
The Administration

President of the United States - The First Lady of the United States (not an official position or member of the administration)

President's Schedule

Presidential Actions

Responses to Legislation

Pending Legislation

Signed Legislation

Veto Legislation

Executive Orders

Codified Executive Orders

Presidential Memoranda



Vice President of the United States

The Cabinet (Reference: U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 2)

In Order of Succession to the President

Vice President of the United States

Secretary of State 

Department of State

Secretary of the Treasury

Department of the Treasury

Secretary of Defense

Department of Defense

United States Attorney General

Department of Justice

Secretary of the Interior

Department of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

Secretary of Commerce

Department of Commerce

Secretary of Labor

Department of Labor

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary of Transportation

Department of Transportation

Secretary of Energy

Department of Energy

Secretary of Education

Department of Education

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

Secretary of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security


The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:
White House Chief of Staff
Denis McDonough

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Gina McCarthy

Office of Management & Budget
Director Shaun L.S. Donovan

United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Michael Froman

United States Mission to the United Nations
Ambassador Samantha Power

Council of Economic Advisers
Chairman Jason Furman
Small Business Administration
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

White House Website

White House Schedule


Calendars and Schedules



Calendars and Schedules











Government Websites


Legislative Branch Websites

ut the Legislative Process



How Government Works
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