the branch of government charged with the execution and enforcement of laws and policies and the administration of public affairs; the executive.
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How to use executive branch in a sentence
Casting Martin Sheen as the thoughtful President Josiah Bartlet, creator Aaron Sorkin chronicled political intrigue while defending the dignity of the executive branch.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office | Eliana Dockterman | February 10, 2021 | Time
Originally passed in 1950 and renewed in 2019, the DPA allows the executive branch to direct private companies to prioritize the manufacturing and distribution of certain materials as the federal government sees fit.The new COVID-19 team has a lot of work to do. Here’s how they should start. | Erin Fennessy | February 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
That was true of the Obamas to a large degree as well, Jalalzai noted, but “over the last four years, we haven’t had that kind of healthy relationship being modeled” in the executive branch.
The DOI’s leader, the secretary of the interior, is a cabinet-level position within the executive branch and requires confirmation by the Senate, as do the leaders of each of those 11 agencies.
DUBNER Let’s move on to, as you put it, management of the executive branch.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
Senate Democrats face a choice: pushing through AG nominee Loretta Lynch, or filling 231 executive-branch vacancies.What If the United States Had No Attorney General? | Eleanor Clift | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For too long we've experienced the executive branch roll over Congress, the press and the American people.
Does anyone wonder why only 43 percent of Americans have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the executive branch?
There are always limits to how much can be accomplished solely by the executive branch under the United States Constitution.First Test Of 'Pen And Phone' In Holder's Gay Rights Announcement | Ben Jacobs | February 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of us, that is, except Gene Healy, who wrote the book on our executive-branch cult.
And when we speak of the government, we are not courtly enough to mean by the expression simply its executive branch.
With the executive branch I have little to discuss, for they agree with me in every material point on the subject of the treaty.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents | James D. Richardson
Nor was this increased activity of the executive branch of the government the only result of Nelson's persistence.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
To-day the executive branch of the Government is transferred to new keeping.
A similar development to that of the executive branch was experienced in the administration of justice.A History of Spain | Charles E. Chapman
Cultural definitions for executive branch
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch. At the state level, the executive includes governors and their staffs. At the federal level, the executive includes the president, the vice president, staffs of appointed advisers (including the cabinet), and a variety of departments and agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Postal Service (see postmaster general). The executive branch also proposes a great deal of legislation to Congress and appoints federal judges, including justices of the Supreme Court. Although the executive branch guides the nation's domestic and foreign policies, the system of checks and balances works to limit its power.
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