The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. It includes the President, Vice President, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
These organizations were established by congressional or Presidential action, and their functions are not limited to supporting a parent agency.
These offices, agencies, and bureaus support the mission of their parent department.
The 15 executive departments are the primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States.
The Executive Office of the President has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the president’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad.
Independent establishments are created by Congress to address concerns that go beyond the scope of ordinary legislation. These agencies are responsible for keeping the government and economy running smoothly.
Quasi-official agencies are not officially executive agencies but are required by statute to publish certain information on their programs and activities in the Federal Register.