Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2012
The Fourth Branch of Government: Bureaucracy


Executive Office of the President (EOP)
 Executive Agencies-- Cabinet

Executive Agencies are charged with the day-to-day enforcement and administration of federal laws. These agencies were created by Congress to deal with specific areas of national and international affairs.

The Cabinet Departments


Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Attorney General

Department of Justice (DOJ)


Department of Commerce (DOC)


Department of Defense (DOD)


Department of Education

Energy see also Environment

Department of Energy

Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Housing and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Department of the Interior (DOI)


Department of Justice (DOJ)


Department of Labor (DOL)


Department of State (DOS)


Department of Transportation (DOT)


Department of the Treasury

Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

 Independent Establishments and Government Corporations
Boards, Commissions and Committees
Boards, Commissions and Committees are created by Congress in the form of an amendment to an existing act, to advise the President and Congress on specific topics.
 Quasi-Official Agencies
Quasi-Official Agencies are not officially Executive Agencies but are required by statute to publish certain information on their programs and activities in the Federal Register.


U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom detail
U.S. House of Representatives detail
U.S. Senate detail
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) detail
General Accounting Office (GAO) detail
Government Printing Office (GPO) detail
Library of Congress detail
Office of Compliance detail
Office of Technology Assessment (Archive Only) detail

House Committees

Senate Committees


Supreme Court of the United States detail
U.S. Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal, detail
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit detail
U.S. Court of Federal Claims detail
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces detail
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims detail
U.S. Tax Court detail
U.S. Court of International Trade detail
U.S. Sentencing Commission detail
Federal Judicial Center detail

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