The Federal Bureaucracy Skye & Jess

DepartmenT Of State - 1789

Secretary of State - Rex Tillerson
"Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community." -Mission Statement

iron triangle

  • International Trade section of Department of State
  • Subcommittee on Trade in the Ways and Means Committee
  • National Foreign Trade Council

Department of the Treasury - 1789

Secretary of the Treasury - Steve Mnuchin
"Maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively." -Mission Statement

iron Triangle

  • Mint section of Department of the Treasury,
  • House Ways and Means Committee,
  • Coin Collectors

Department of justice - 1870

Attorney General - Jeff Sessions
"To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans." -Mission Statement

Iron Triangles

  • Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice
  • House Judiciary Committee,

Department of The interior - 1849

Secretary of Interior - Ryan Zinke
"The U.S. Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Island Communities." -Mission Statement

Iron Triangle

  • Native American section of the Department of Interior
  • Indian Affairs Committee Committee
  • #NoDAPL Activists

Department of Agriculture - 1889

Future Secretary of Agriculture? - Sonny Perdue? No one really is sure what is going on with this department?
"USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management." -Mission Statement

iron triangle

  • Dairy section of USDA
  • House Committee on Agriculture
  • Dairy Farmers Union

Department of Commerce - 1903

Secretary of Commerce - Wilbur Ross
"The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities, and workers." -Mission Statement

Iron Triangle

  • Economic Affairs section of the Department of Commerce
  • House Ways and Means committee
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Department Of Labor - 1913

ACTING Secretary of Labor - Edward Hugler
"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." -Mission Statement

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  • Office of Worker’s Comp in the Department of Labor
  • Labor and Industrial Relations Committee
  • Industrial Union

Department of defense - 1947

Secretary of Defense - James Mattis
"To provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country." -Mission Statment

Iron Triangle

  • CIA section of the Department of Defense
  • Foreign Affairs committee
  • National Defense PAC

Department of Health & Human services - 1953

Secretary of HHS - Tom Price
"To enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services." -Mission Statement

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  • Children and Families section of the Department of HHS
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • The Children’s Health Fund

Department of housing & Urban Development - 1965

Secretary of HUD - Ben Carson
"To create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all." -Mission Statement

IRON Triangle

  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Urban Development
  • National Housing Institute

Department of Transportation - 1966

Secretary of Transportation - Elaine Chao
"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." -Mission Statement

Iron triangle

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agency of the Department of Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Urban Development
  • United Auto Workers

Department of Energy - 1977

Secretary of Energy - Rick Perry
"To ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions." -Mission Statement

Iron triangle

  • Renewable Energy section of the Department of Energy
  • Energy Subcommittee
  • American Wind Energy Association

Department of Education - 1979

Secretary Of Education - Betsy Devos
"To promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access." -Mission Statement

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  • Office of postsecondary education in ED
  • House committee on education and the workforce
  • American Association of University Women

Department of Veteran's Affairs - 1989

Secretary of Veteran Affairs - David Shulkin
"To fulfill President Lincoln's promise 'To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan' by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans." -Mission Statement

Iron Triangle

  • Veterans Health Administration of the Department Of Veteran Affairs
  • Veteran’s Affairs Committee
  • Disabled American Veterans

Homeland Security - 2003

Secretary of Homeland Security - John Kelly
"With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values." -Mission Statement

Iron Triangle

  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • ACT! For America


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