4 Helping the PresidentTo help the president with all of their many tasks, the “Executive Office of the President” (“EOP”) was created in 1939.This includes advisors, clerks, secretaries, and other specialists.
5 The “E.O.P”The “EOP” has approximately 2,000 employees and operates on a budget of over $100 million dollars per year.
7 The “E.O.P” The “EOP” has five divisions to assist the president: White House OfficeOMBNSCOffice of AdministrationCEA
8 “White House Office”The “White House Office”, also known as the “White House Staff”, has a staff of over 500 people who work directly for the president.It is lead by the “chief of staff”, who is the most powerful member of this staff.
9 “White House Office”This office determines who can see the president and reads most of the reports and letters sent to the president.Their job is to brief the presidents on these reports or letters.
10 “Chief of Staff”The current White House “Chief of Staff” for President Obama is Rahm Emanuel.He is one of the president’s most trusted advisors.
11 “Office of Management and Budget” (“OMB”) The “Office of Management and Budget” (“OMB”) helps prepare the president’s budget and helps monitor hundreds of government agencies.
12 “Office of Management and Budget” (“OMB”) The current director of the “OMB” for President Obama is Peter Orszag.The director works directly for the president and reports to him personally.
13 “National Security Council” (“NSC”) The “National Security Council” (“NSC”) helps the president coordinate military and foreign policy.
14 “National Security Council” (“NSC”) This departments is made up of four advisors:Vice PresidentSecretary of StateSecretary of DefenseJoint Chiefs of Staff
15 “National Security Council” (“NSC”) The “Joint Chiefs of Staff” is made up of the top commanders of each branch of the U.S. military.
16 “Office of Administration” The “Office of Administration” assists the president.It’s main task is to help people who request information under the “Freedom of Information Act”
17 “Council of Economic Advisers” (“CEA”) The “Council of Economic Advisers” (“CEA”) helps the president carry out the role of economic leader.
18 “Council of Economic Advisers” (“CEA”) The current “CEA” director for President Obama is Christina Romer.
19 “The Cabinet”The “Cabinet” is a group of advisors that include the heads of the 15 executive departments.
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