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Encyclopedia > Government agency

An agency is a department of a local or national government responsible for the oversight and administration of a specific function, such as a customs agency or a space agency. Customs duty is a tariff or tax on the import or export of goods. ...


Examples include Environment Agency of England and Wales and the Environmental Protection Agency. (see also the List of environmental organizations) The Environment Agency (Welsh: Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd) of England and Wales was created by the Environment Act 1995, along with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. ... EPA redirects here. ...


Government agencies of Canada

See: Structure of the Canadian federal government The following list outlines the Structure of the Canadian federal government. ...


Government agencies in the United States

The U.S. Congress and President delegate specific authority to government agencies as means of regulating the complex facets of the modern American federal state. Also, most of the 50 American states have created similar government agencies, but with limited, state-level regulatory power. The agencies of the federal government are often divided into two categories: The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... The Federal Republic of Germany and its sixteen Bundesländer A federal republic is a state which is both a federation and a republic. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ...

Most federal agencies are created by Congress through statutes called "enabling statutes," that define the scope of an agency's authority. Because the Constitution does not sanction federal agencies (as it does the other branches), some commentators have called agencies the "headless fourth branch" of the tripartite federal government. By enacting the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in 1946, Congress established some means to oversee government agency action. The APA established uniform administrative law procedures for a federal agency's promulgation of rules, and adjudication of claims. The APA also sets forth the process for judicial review of agency action. The United States Federal Executive Departments are among the oldest primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States—the Departments of State, War, and the Treasury all being established within a few weeks of each other in 1789. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... Adjudication is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision or judgment which determines rights and obligations between the parties involved. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... In the United States the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a five-person appointed federal agency charged with conducting elections for labor union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor pratices. ... FTC headquarters, Washington, DC The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an Independent Agency of the United States Government, established in 1914. ... The Federal Republic of Germany and its sixteen Bundesländer A federal republic is a state which is both a federation and a republic. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... The federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) of 1946 governs the way in which administrative agencies of the United States federal government may propose and establish regulations. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... APA may stand for: Administrative Procedure Act, an American statute controlling government agency actions. ... Administrative law is the body of law that arises from the activities of administrative agencies of government. ... APA may stand for: Administrative Procedure Act, an American statute controlling government agency actions. ... Judicial review is the power of a court to review a law or an official act of a government employee or agent; for example, although the basis is different in different countries, as unconstitutional or violating of basic principles of justice. ...


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