Christian States federal executive departments
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.
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| 2039 Outlays
|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|