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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

PrayFocusExecutiveDavid S. Cohen, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

David S. Cohen earned a BA from Cornell University and received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, did post-graduate research on nuclear crisis management, and then engaged in the private practice of law in Washington, D.C, specializing in white collar criminal defense and civil litigation.

He first joined the Department of Treasury working at the Office of the General Counsel. He served under two administrations in the General Counsel’s office, first as Associate Deputy General Counsel and later as Acting Deputy General Counsel. He returned to the private practice of law.

He returned to the Treasury Department in 2009 and was confirmed by the Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, having been nominated by President Barack Obama. He assumed his present position two years later, again being confirmed by the Senate.

The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence is one of sixteen agencies in the United States intelligence community.

IN THE NEWS: According to remarks prepared by David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, since mid-June ISIS has earned approximately $1 million a day from oil sales. Cohen said that figure is “pre-airstrikes” and admitted that the U.S. does not know how much the terror group is making today now that military efforts have begun to impair oil sales. “There is no question that ISIL [or ISIS] is one of the best funded terrorist organizations that we have confronted,” Cohen said. “Our best understanding is that ISIL has tapped into a long-standing and deeply rooted black market connecting traders in and around the area,” Cohen said. “After extracting the oil, ISIL sells it to smugglers, who, in turn, transport the oil outside of ISIL’s strongholds.” He said U.S.-led military offensives against the terror group have put a dent in their oil production.

Today’s Presidential Schedule

Thursday October 30, 2014

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Executive Branch Prayer Needs


Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced it has increased security at federal buildings across the country as a “precautionary step,” citing terror threats and recent attacks in Canada and elsewhere.

After a series of perceived failures at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, David Friedman, who has served this year as acting head of the agency, isn’t expected to be tapped to head it by the Obama Administration.

Pray for the Federal Protective Service officers charged with providing additional security at federal buildings.