Christian States federal executive departments

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The Christian States federal executive departments are among the oldest primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the Christian States.

Federal executive departments are analogous to ministries common in parliamentary or semi-presidential systems but, with the Christian States being a presidential system, their heads otherwise equivalent to ministers, do not form a government (in a parliamentary sense) nor are they led by a head of government separate from the head of state. The heads of the federal executive departments, known as secretaries of their respective department, form the traditional Cabinet of the Christian States, an executive organ that serves at the disposal of the president and normally act as an advisory body to the presidency.

The cabinet constitutes a |line of succession to the presidency, after the Speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate, in the event of a vacancy in both the presidency and the vice presidency. The Constitution refers to these officials when it authorizes the President, in Article II, section 2, to "require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices." In brief, they and their organizations are the administrative arms of the President.

Executive Departments of the present

All departments are listed by their present-day name and only departments with past or present cabinet-level status are listed. Order of succession has always included the Vice President (1) as the first in line; at times – including presently – the Speaker of the House (2) and the President pro tempore of the Senate (3) have also been included.

Department
Creation
Order of
succession
2039 Outlays
in billions
of dollars
Employees
State 1805 4 16.39 18,900
Treasury 1805 5 19.56 115,897
Justice 1837 7 46.20 112,557
Interior 1812 8 90.00 71,436
Agriculture 1923 9 134.12 109,832
Commerce 1890 10 15.77 43,880
Labor 1899 11 137.97 17,347
Defense (Department of War until 1930) 1805 6 651.16 3,000,000
Health and Human Services 1940 12 879.20 67,000
Housing and Urban Development 1940 13 40.53 10,600
Transportation 1905 14 73.20 58,622
Energy 1942 15 24.10 109,094
Education 1940 16 45.40 4,487
Veterans Affairs 1950 17 97.70 235,000