The Executive Office of the President
The executive office of the president is a group of advisors that work directly
for the president. The president in office at the time decides how it is
organized, so it may be somewhat different, depending on the Chief Executive.
It includes the following:
- National Security Council
- Who: The President, the Vice President, the Secretary of
State, the Secretary of Defence, possibly the CIA, and any others deemed
What:This group advises on policies relating to national
security. If something seems to be a threat to the nation, a decision has to
be made on how to deal with it. These people help make that decision.
- White House Offices
- Who: several of the President's aides and thier
What:These people have the task of sifting through all of
the President's mail. Millions of letters are recieved at the White House
every month, and a special group is needed just to keep up.
- The Office of Management and Budget
- Who: Headed by a director, who is one of the most
powerful people in the President's cabinet.
What:One of the most powerful executive offices, the OMB
researches all bills coming from congress and recommends whether or not the
president should veto the bill. It also prepares a budget for each agency, and
generally keeps an eye on the workings of the government (and they don't get
called tattle-tales for telling on something going wrong!).
- The Office of Policy Development
- Who: Researchers and aides.
What:This office advises the president on problems within the
nation, such as crime, current economy, etc.
- The National Critical Materials Council
- Who: More researchers and advisors.
What:This group advises on materials that complain a lot (Ha!
Get it? Critical materials?! Never mind.) Actually, they make sure
there are enough important resources on hand and that we are keeping up on
technology concerning resources.
- The Council of Economic Advisors
- Who: Three economists.
What:These economists simply help solve major economic problems
(I say "simply" - as if I could solve a major economic problem. I have trouble
- The Council on Environmental Quality
- Who: Made up of environmentalists, scientists, and
What: This council advises the President on methods of
controlling pllution. They may also sometimes suggest laws concerning the
- The Office of the United States Trade Representative
- Who: Headed by the "special representative". Really.
The special representative has the rank of an ambassador.
What: This office works out trade agreements between the U.S.
and other nations.
- The Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Who: Scientists, engineers, and other technology
What: These people gather information on the latest
technology out there, and how the latest developments affect the people.
- The Office of Administration
- Who: Aides, secretaries, and other helpers.
What: This is who does the general office work for the
president, such as copying, library work, printing, office supplies, etc.
- The Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Who: Researchers and advisors.
What: This office coordinates efforts to fight illegal drug
use and develops anti-drug activities.
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