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The ABCs of Executive Office

As President Biden nominates people to numerous positions, you might be wondering what those positions even mean. With Inauguration Day fast approaching, you’ll probably be hearing more about Press Secretaries and Senior Advisors. Keep reading to learn more about what these White House positions and offices are responsible for. 

Attorney General 

Chief lawyer of the U.S. who heads the Department of Justice. The Attorney General represents the U.S. in legal matters. 

Chief of Staff 

Sometimes called “the President’s gatekeeper,” the Chief of Staff is an important role that oversees the Executive Office of the President. 

Domestic Policy Council 

Oversees the development, coordination and implementation of the President’s domestic policy agenda. The Council represents the President’s priorities to Congress. 

Economic Advisers 

The Council of Economic Advisers offers the President recommendations for economic policy based on empirical research and evidence. 

First Lady 

The Office of the First Lady supports the First Lady in fulfilling roles and duties. Much like the President, this Office also includes a Chief of Staff and Press Secretary. 

Intergovernmental Affairs 

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is the primary liaison for state, county, local and tribal governments and is responsible for building and maintaining those relationships. 

Legislative Affairs 

The Office of Legislative Affairs works with Senators and Representatives to advance the President’s legislative agenda. 

National Security Advisor 

The National Security Advisor is part of the National Security Council and serves as the principal advisor for all national security issues. 

Press Secretary 

The Press Secretary serves as the spokesperson for the Executive Office. They are responsible for interacting with the media and holding press briefings. 

Senior Advisor 

The Senior Advisor helps the President advance their political agendas and execute political strategies. There are multiple Senior Advisors who oversee different offices or agencies. 

Treasury Secretary 

The Treasury Secretary is responsible for U.S. bills, taxes, federal finances and oversees national banks. 

United States Trade Representative 

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is responsible for developing and recommending trade policy. 

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