The President's Cabinet

Detailed description, department's website, and mailing address at: http://usgovinfo.about.com/blcab.htm

 

Secretary of State ; Department of State

Handles foreign affairs and relationships with other nations. It makes recommendations on foreign policy, negotiates treaties, speaks for the United States in the United Nations, and represents the United States at international conferences.

Secretary of Treasury ; Department of Treasury

Formulates and recommends economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policies; serves as financial agent for the US Government; enforces the law; and manufactures coins and currency.

Secretary of Defence ; Department of Defence

Provides the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of the United States. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve Forces are part of this Department.

Secretary of Justice ; Department of Justice

Enforces and defends the Federal laws of the United States by preventing and controlling crime, seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and enforcing the Nation's immigration laws.

Secretary of Interior ; Department of Interior

Oversees national conservation efforts and is responsible for most of our nationally owned public lands, natural resources, and wildlife.

Secretary of Agriculture ; Department of Agriculture

Ensures a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; cares for agriculture, forest, and range lands; supports the development of rural communities; and provides economic development for farmers and rural residents.

Secretary of Commerce ; Department of Commerce

Promotes economic, business, and job opportunities for all Americans. It is responsible for all copyrights, patents, and trademarks. It also plays a major role in Federal government matters related to oceans, weather, and technology.

Secretary of Labor ; Department of Labor

Oversees the interests of US workers by protecting workers' wages, health and safety employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; and administering job training, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation programs.

Secretary of Health and Human Services ; Department of Health and Human Services

Protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services. The duties of the Department include conducting medical research, preventing the outbreak of diseases, assuring the safety of food and drugs; administering financial assistance for low income families; protecting against child and domestic abuse; and protecting against drug abuse.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development ; Department of Housing and Urban Development

Aims to create a decent, safe, and sanitary home and living environment for every American. It is responsible for home ownership programs, providing housing assistance for low income persons, helping the homeless, and promoting growth and development in distressed neighborhoods.

Secretary of Transportation ; Department of Transportation

Ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system. This includes transportation of people and goods by car, plane, train, and ship. It is also responsible for maintaining the Federal highway system.

Secretary of Energy ; Department of Energy

Researches and develops reliable energy systems that are friendly to the environment, but are not too expensive. It is also responsible for the Nation's nuclear energy and weapons technologies.

Secretary of Education ; Department of Education

Establishes guidelines and provides leadership to address American education. It helps local communities meet the needs of their students. It also helps individuals pay for college and prepare for employment.

Secretary of Veteran's Affairs ; Department of Veteran's Affairs

Acts as the principal advocate for veterans and their families ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials recognizing their service.

Secretary of Homeland Security ; Department of Homeland Security

Works to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

List and pics of Cabinet from: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/national/cabinet.html

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