Terms in this set (18)
ad hoc structure
Several subordinates, cabinet officers, and committees report directly to the president on different matters
Advisory council for the president consisting of the heads of the executive departments, the vice president, and a few other officials selected by the president.
A method of organizing a president's staff in which several presidential assistants report directly to the president.
Governance divided between the parties, as when one holds the presidency and the other controls one or both houses of Congress.
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
The right to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security.
Formal accusation by the lower house of legislature against a public official, the first step in removal from office.
impoundment of funds
presidential refusal to spend funs appropriated by Congress
Federal agencies that are not part of Cabinet Structure; they are set by congress statutes. It defines goals and agency, sets its power thru rulemaking. They're ruled by commissions, boards, and panels.
A bill fails to become law because the president did not sign it within ten days before Congress adjourns
These occur when voters cast their ballots for congressional candidates of the president's party because they support the president.
Lists the positions in line for the President if the President dies or becomes incapacitated. (Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro Temp of the Senate, Secretary of State)
A method of organizing a president's staff in which most presidential assistants report through a hierarchy to the president's chief of staff.
Adopted in 1967 to establish procedures for filling vacancies in the office of president and vice president as well as providing for procedures to deal with the disability of a president.
Amendment that created a 2 term limit on presidents.
The same party controls the White House and both houses of Congress
Formal constitutional authority of the president to reject bills passed by both houses of the legislative body, thus preventing their becoming law without further congressional activity.
White House office
Part of the Executive Office of the President that includes the President's key staff and personal advisers