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Cabinet
the secretaries, or chief administrators, of the major departments of the federal government. Cabinet secretaries are appointed by the president with the consent of the Senate
Commander in chief
the power of the president as commander of the national military and the state national guard units (when called into service)
Delegated powers
constitutional powers that are assigned to one governmental agency but that are exercised by another agency with the express permission of the first
Executive agreement
an agreement, made between the president and another country, that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate’s “advice and consent”
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
the permanent agencies that perform defined management tasks for the president. Created in 1939, the EOP includes the Office of Management and Budget, the Council of Economic Advisers, the National Security Council, and other agencies
Executive order
a rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect and formal status of legislation
Expressed powers
specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution
Inherent powers
powers claimed by a president that are not expressed in the Constitution but are inferred from it
Kitchen Cabinet
an informal group of advisers to whom the president turns for counsel and guidance. Members of the official Cabinet may or may not also be members of the Kitchen Cabinet
Legislative initiative
the president’s inherent power to bring a legislative agenda before Congress
Pocket veto
a veto that occurs when the president does not sign a passed bill within ten days of receiving it, and Congress has adjourned
Signing statement
an announcement made by the president when signing bills into law, often presenting the president’s interpretation of the law
Veto
the president’s constitutional power to turn down a law. A presidential veto may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress
War Powers Resolution
a resolution of Congress that the president can send troops into action abroad only by authorization of Congress, or if American troops are already under attack or serious threat