The following are major Cabinet Departments & Agencies within the Executive branch of U.S. government.
The head of each department or agency is nominated by the President & confirmed (approved) by the Senate.
Complete contact 411 for Departments/Leaders.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue
Develops and executes policy on farming, agriculture, and food. Its aims include meeting the needs of farmers and ranchers, promoting agricultural trade and production, assuring food safety, protecting natural resources, fostering rural communities, and ending hunger in America and abroad.
The USDA employs more than 100,000 employees and has an annual budget of approximately $95 billion. It consists of 17 agencies.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
TWITTER: USDA @USDA * Secretary of Ag SonnyPerdue @SecretarySonny
Oversees the Department's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget.
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Department of Energy (DOE)Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry
The United States Secretary of Energy oversees a budget of approximately $23 billion and more than 100,000 federal and contract employees.
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
TWITTER: Dept of Energy @ENERGY * Secretary of Energy Rick Perry @SecretaryPerry
HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services oversees a budget of approximately $700 billion and approximately 65,000 employees.
U.S. Department of HHS
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
TWITTER: Dept of HHS @HHSGov * Secretary Tom Price @SecPriceMD
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development oversees approximately 9,000 employees on a budget of approximately $40 billion.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410
DOI is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's natural resources, offer recreation opportunities, conduct scientific research, conserve and protect fish and wildlife, and honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and our responsibilities to island communities.
DOI manages 500 million acres of surface land, or about one-fifth of the land in the United States, and manages hundreds of dams and reservoirs. Agencies within the DOI include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Minerals Management Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The DOI manages the National Parks and is tasked with protecting endangered species.
The Secretary of the Interior oversees about 70,000 employees and 200,000 volunteers on a budget of approximately $16 billion.
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
TWITTER: Dept of Interior @Interior * Secretary Ryan Zinke @SecretaryZinke
The EPA (or sometimes USEPA) is an agency which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Comment on regulations
TWITTER: EPA @EPA * Director Scott Pruitt @EPAScottPruitt
Department of Justice (DOJ)Attorney General (AG): Jeff Sessions
The DOJ is comprised of 50+ agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Attorney General is the head of the DOJ and chief law enforcement officer of the federal government. The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters, advises the President and the heads of the executive departments of the government, and occasionally appears in person before the Supreme Court.
Annual budget of approximately $25 billion.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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PHONE: Comment Line: 202-353-1555 * Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
TWITTER: Dept of Justice @TheJusticeDept * DOJ on Facebook
The mission of the Dept of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
The Secretary of Labor oversees 15,000 employees and 25+ agencies on a budget of approximately $50 billion.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC 20210
TWITTER: Dept of Labor @USDOL * Secretary Alexander Acosta @secretaryacosta
Department of StateThe Secretary of State serves as the President's top foreign policy adviser, and oversees 30,000 employees and a budget of approximately $35 billion.
The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
The Department of Transportation was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966. The Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation oversees approximately 55,000 employees and a budget of approximately $70 billion.
US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
TWITTER: Dept of Transportation @USDOT * Secretary Elaine Chao @SecElaineChao
More 411: List of Federal Agencies via Wikipedia