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Executive Branch

As it relates to the checks and balances of our American government, the Executive Branch is responsible for the daily administration of the state bureaucracy. The head of the Executive Branch is the President of the United States. Underneath the President are the several Departments that have been created by Executive Order. The Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice are just a few examples of these subgroups within the Executive Branch. The representative leaders of these departments are collectively known as the President’s “Cabinet” of advisors.

Since the Executive Branch of our government is in charge of administrating the affairs of the nation, it is important to keep them in our prayers. The Executive Branch directs the general political flow of the federal government.

Featured Member of the Executive Branch for Prayer

Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor

Thomas Edward Perez was born in October 1961 in Buffalo, New York. He is a graduate of Brown University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. He earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School. He also received a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. While at Brown, he put himself through college with the help of scholarships and Pell grants, while working as a trash collector and in a warehouse to help pay the cost of his tuition. During his time at Harvard Law, he worked as a law clerk for then Attorney General Edwin Meese. Following graduation, he worked as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado before working at the Justice Department.

Perez has spent his entire career in public service. During the Clinton Administration, Perez served as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also taught at the University of Maryland School of Law, and is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University School of Public Health.

After leaving the Clinton Administration, he secured a seat on the Montgomery County Council, becoming the first Latino ever elected to the Council. He was named as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by Governor Martin O’Malley. In October 2009, President Obama appointed him as Assistant United States Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, a position he held until assuming the office of the U.S. Secretary of Labor on July 23, 2013.

Perez is married to Ann Marie Studenmaler, and they have three children. He is Roman Catholic.

 

IN THE NEWS

The final jobs report issued by the Obama Administration Labor Department brings the total number of jobs created under President Barack Obama to about 11.3 million. That compares with a net 2.1 million jobs under President George W. Bush and 22.9 million under President Bill Clinton.

The job market’s relatively sturdy state creates a challenge for President-elect Donald Trump who has promised to create 25 million jobs over the next years. Trump has pledged stronger growth by cutting taxes and regulation.

The report “doesn’t change the fact that 2016’s job creation was the worst we’ve seen in years,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady. “President-elect Trump has reignited the American people’s confidence in our economy because they understand that growing our economy is his first priority, Brady added, saying also that the current report “marks the final chapter of this slow-growth era.”

 




Today’s Presidential Schedule

Thursday January 19, 2017

The following schedule is provided (live feed) from The White House and is solely responsible for its content.

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD-DAYLIGHT


Presidential Seal

The President
and His Cabinet
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Executive Branch Prayer Needs

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago, and warned that economic inequality, racism, and close-mindedness threaten America’s democratic fabric.

Vice President Joe Biden says he’ll continue his work to organize cancer research under a project to be called the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Pray for President Obama, VP Joe Biden and their families as they move to “citizen.”