Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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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

PrayFocusExecutiveSusan Rice, National Security Advisor

Susan Elizabeth Rice was born in November 1964 in Washington, D.C. She was a three-sport athlete, student council president, and valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private day girls’ school. She graduated with a B.A. in history from Stanford University, and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to attend New College, Oxford, where she earned both a masters and doctors degree in philosophy.

Rice was a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during the 1988 presidential election. She later became a management consultant with a global management firm, living and working in Toronto. Her long-time mentor and family friend, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, urged President Bill Clinton to appoint Rice as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, a position she served for four years.

Following her term with the Clinton Administration, she joined the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Program, from which she is currently on leave.

She served as a foreign policy advisor to Senator Barack Obama during his presidential campaign, and was part of the transition team. She was among the first nominations made by President Obama while he was yet President-elect, and she was readily accepted as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was the second youngest, and the first African American woman to represent the U.S. at the United Nations.

In July 2013, Ms. Rice became the National Security Advisor to President Obama.

Ambassador Rice is married to Ian Cameron, and they have two children. Her religious faith is not reported.

IN THE NEWS: The U.S.-China relationship is not a zero-sum game as Washington is “steadily and methodically expanding the breadth and depth of cooperation with China,” National Security Advisor Susan Rice said. “We reject reductive reasoning that says conflict between the U.S. and China is inevitable even as we have been tough with China where we disagree,” Rice said. She said that under the Obama Administration, the U.S. has deepened engagement with China at every level – maximizing cooperation on areas of mutual interest while confronting and managing disagreements. This is not a zero-sum game. Our capacity to manage differences is greater than that,” she said. She added that the U.S. “welcomes a rising China that is peaceful, stable, prosperous and a responsible player in global affairs.”

Today’s Presidential Schedule

Tuesday October 6, 2015

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Executive Branch Prayer Needs


Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the U.S. and Iran are having talks about a possible prisoner swap, and Iran’s President Rouhani confirmed that there are discussions but a deal is far from worked out at this time.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Congress must pass legislation to avert an interruption in federal aviation funding this week and surface transportation spending by the end of October.

Pray for the members of President Obama’s cabinet and the Obama agenda that only has 15 more months work.