Tuesday, September 1, 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

PrayFocusExecutiveCraig Fugate, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency

William Craig Fugate was born in May 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 11, he lost his mother and then his father when he was 16. He attended high school at Santa Fe High School and trained as a volunteer firefighter. He attended the college and paramedic school at Santa Fe Community College, and began a job as an emergency paramedic, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant with Alachua County Fire Rescue.

After serving 10 years as an emergency manager, he moved up to the state level as the Deputy Director for the Florida Emergency Management Division, and then became Director under Florida Governor Jeb Bush. As Director, he coordinated the state’s response to Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina and Wilma.

Fugate was considered for the position as Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by President George W. Bush after the resignation of Mike Brown. In 2009, he was appointed FEMA Director by President Barack Obama.

Fugate is married to Sharee. He enjoys sea kayaking and is a licensed amateur radio operator.

IN THE NEWS: Craig Fugate, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recently said that there is a war on science underway in the United States, and warned that, in the future, competition for water has the potential to be the most destabilizing emergency that the U.S. and world face. He talked about emergency preparedness, saying, “Whether it’s the current ongoing wildfires and drought in California or it’s preparing for blizzards, or the Pope’s visit, which will be a national security event, involve large scale assemblies of people that we have to prepare for, work, and partner with both the Secret Service, which has the lead on the federal side of protection, and with the local and state governments who have to deal with the consequences of when you put that many people in that limited area. It won’t take much to trigger events that would require large-scale coordination. You name it, we plan for it.”

Today’s Presidential Schedule

Tuesday September 1, 2015

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Executive Branch Prayer Needs


Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama’s “blessing” to make a 2016 bid for the White House, should he decide to do so. The Vice President has downplayed any speculation but rumors abound.

There are people on his side of the Iran deal, President Obama said. “Then there are the crazies,” he told attendees at a green energy conference. He is since attempting to “walk back” those inflammatory attributions.

Pray for Vice President Joe Biden, still grieving the loss of his son, as he decides whether to enter the 2016 race.