What are the functions of the cabinet?

its about the cabinet of the president.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The purpose of the Cabinet is to advise the President on matters relating to the duties of their respective offices. As the President's closest and most trusted advisors, members of the Cabinet attend weekly meetings with the President. The Constitution does not directly mention a "Cabinet," but the Constitutional authority for a Cabinet is found in Article II, Section 2. The Constitution states that the President "may require the opinion, in writing of the principle officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices." The Constitution does not say which or how many executive departments should be created.

    Who makes up the Cabinet?

    The Cabinet traditionally includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments-the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General. Cabinet-level rank has also been given to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; the Director of the National Drug Control Policy; the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; and the U.S. Trade Representative.

    When requested by the President, other officials are asked to attend these weekly meetings including, the President's Chief of Staff, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, the Counselor to the President, the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Representative to the United Nations.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Cabinet's primary function is to advise and assist the President.

  • 6 years ago

    to determine the government's internal and external policies.

    to issue directives for their implementation by the administration bodies.

    to administer the central government and to handle to handle emergency matters.

    acting as an advisory body to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

  • 7 years ago

    They are a big box that can be all different colors.

    Their purpose is to have things stuffed in them

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  • 1 decade ago

    to hold the cookies......oh...that cabinet...to hold the greedy, crazy, ambitious cookies.

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