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Encyclopedia > United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Robert Kimmitt

The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, in the United States government, advises and assists the Secretary of the Treasury in the supervision and direction of the Department of the Treasury and its activities, and succeeds the Secretary in his absence, sickness, or unavailability. The Deputy Secretary plays a primary role in the formulation and execution of Treasury policies and programs in all aspects of the Department's activities. The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ...

In addition, the Deputy Secretary is the only official other than the Secretary than can sign a Treasury Order, which is a document that delegates authority residing in the Secretary or Deputy Secretary to another Treasury official, establishes Treasury policy, and establishes the reporting relationships and supervision of officials. The current Deputy Secretary is Robert M. Kimmitt, who was sworn into office on August 16, 2005, after being appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate on July 29. Recent Deputy Secretaries include Roger Altman, Lawrence Summers, Stuart E. Eizenstat, Kenneth W. Dam, and Samuel W. Bodman. Robert M. Kimmitt was nominated by President Bush to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury on June 29, 2005. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... Roger Altman is former United States Deputy Treasury Secretary; he served in that office during the presidency of Bill Clinton. ... Lawrence Henry (Larry) Summers (born November 30, 1954) is an American economist and academic. ... Stuart Eizenstat (born 1943) was a U.S. administrator. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Samuel Wright Bodman III, Sc. ...

External links

  • The Orders and Directives section of the Department of the Treasury website
  • The Department's description of the Deputy Secretary's duties and functions



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