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1 The Office of the President The Administration and How it is Organized

2 White House Staff Closest advisors to the President Typically worked on campaign Chief of Staff –Rahm Emanuel heads EXOP Deputy Chiefs of Staff –Jim Messina –Mona Sutphen Political Advisors –David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Pete Rouse Press Secretary – daily briefing – gaggle –Robert Gibbs

3 White House Staff Closest advisors to the President Typically worked on campaign Chief of Staff –William Daley heads EXOP Deputy Chiefs of Staff –Jim Messina –Mona Sutphen Political Advisors –David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Pete Rouse Press Secretary – daily briefing – gaggle –Jay Carney

4 White House Staff Closest advisors to the President Typically worked on campaign Chief of Staff – Jacob Lew heads EXOP Deputy Chiefs of Staff –Jim Messina –Mona Sutphen Political Advisors –David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Pete Rouse Press Secretary – daily briefing – gaggle –Jay Carney

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6 White House Staff Lawyers – Counsel Speechwriters Congressional Liason Others West Wing & Executive Office Building Appt. by President – serve at his pleasure

7 Executive Office of the President Established by FDR in 1939 Agencies and Councils established by law –150 + separate organizations –Most report directly to the President –Some are independent within the government Appointments confirmed by Senate

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9 Eisenhower Executive Office Building

10 Executive Office of the President NSC – National Security Council OMB – Office of Management and Budget CEA – Council of Economic Advisors CIA – Central Intelligence Agency Drug Czar – National Drug Control Policy EPA – Environmental Protection Administration Trade Representative Oftentimes given Cabinet Level ranking

11 Cabinet Term coined by journalist during Washingtons first term Implied in the Constitution –Article II section 2 mentions executive Departments Departments set by law President appoints top leadership – Senate confirms

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13 Cabinet President knows few cabinet members personally Chosen for a variety of reasons. –Party Politics –Regionalism –Bipartisanship –Diversity –in-and-outers –Interest Groups

14 Cabinet Dept of State Secretary of State Relations with other countries Negotiate Treaties Hillary Clinton 67 th Sec of State Who was First? –Thomas Jefferson

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16 Cabinet Dept of Defense Formerly War Secretary of Defense Military Pentagon Robert M. Gates Holdover from GWB Leon Panetta –Since June 2011

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18 Cabinet Treasury Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner Manages finances IRS, Secret Service

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20 Cabinet Justice Attorney General Eric Holder Legality & Laws Investigations – FBI Prosecutions – DA Represent U.S. in court

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22 Other Cabinet Departments Department Agriculture Interior Commerce Secretary of Tom Vilsack –Designated survivor SOTU 2012 Ken Salazar John E Bryson

23 Other Cabinet Departments Department Labor Education Energy Transportation Health & Human Service Homeland Security Veterans Affairs Housing & Urban Development Secretary of Hilda Solis Arne Duncan Steven Chu Ray LaHood Kathleen Sebelius Janet Napolitano Eric Shinseki Shaun Donovan

24 Cabinet Rank members Vice PresidentJoe Biden Chief of StaffJacob Lew OMBJeffery Zients Office of Management and Budget Trade RepresentativeRonald Kirk EPALisa Jackson Environmental Protection Agency CEAAllen Krueger Council of Economic Advisors UN AmbassadorSusan Rice

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