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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

Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce

Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr. was born in November 1937 in Weehawken, New Jersey. He received a BA from Yale College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. His Yale adviser got him his first summer job on Wall Street.

Ross had a 24-year career at N. Rothschild & Sons but when the investment bankers bubble began to burst, he established WL Ross & Co. He would later found International Steel Group, after purchasing the assets of several bankrupt steel companies. Dealing with other distressed industries, he founded the International Textile Group, the International Automotive Components Group and the International Coal Group.

In the political arena, Ross served under President Bill Clinton on the board of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund. Later, under New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Ross served as the mayor’s privatization advisor. He was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of Commerce, confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a 72-27 vote and was sworn in at the end of February 2017.

Ross is married to Hillary, his third wife. With his first wife, he had two daughters. He is Jewish.

 

IN THE NEWS

“For more than a decade, we’ve been trying to get legitimate U.S. beef exports into China and they had expressed some concerns about the mad cow disease…use of hormones. Now we’ve overcome those obstacles and as of July 16, the U.S. will be free to export livestock to China,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview, adding that the U.S. would now have access to a $2 billion market.

Additionally, Ross said, the U.S. and China have worked on a new “regime” for liquefied natural gas exports which will allow China, the world’s largest importer of LNG, to sign long-term contracts with U.S. exporters.

On the campaign trail, President Trump accused China of rigging their currency and being untrustworthy, but Ross says the deal will hold them accountable. “They are pinned down to very specific actions on very specific very near term dates,” he said. “We’ve never had trade deals before; we didn’t with them or with anybody that had this level of precision to solving long-standing problems.”

 




Today’s Presidential Schedule

Monday May 22, 2017

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

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD-DAYLIGHT


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The President
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Executive Branch Prayer Needs

In his coming trip to the Middle East and Europe, President Trump will broadcast a message of unity to the faithful “of the three great religions,” National Security Adviser McMaster says.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue issued a new policy statement  committing the department to “safeguarding every American’s First Amendment rights” particularly with “free religious exercise.”

Pray for President Trump’s safety and wisdom as he embarks on his first international trip.