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created in 1914/ part of Woodrow Wilson's anti-trust programs/ mission is to promote consumer protection, eliminate and prevent anticompetitive business practices
created by Budget and Accounting Act of 1921/provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the US Congress/supreme audit institution/publishes outlooks on deficit
one of few agencies explicitly authorized by Constitution/elevated to cabinet-level dept in 1872/made into govt agency in 1971 by Nixon/ delivers the mail
created by Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974/provides budget and economic info to Congress/evaluates the impact of legislation on the economy
created in 1935/HQ in Woodlawn, MD/administers retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits/ payments based on wage earners' contributions
DHS agency created after 9/11/focus on airport security through screening in airports and Federal Air Marshals on flights
warns of dangerous weather, charts seas, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, conducts environmental research/National Weather Service
preserves and documents government and historical records/transmits Electoral College votes to Congress/Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence on display in DC
created in 1974/ oversees campaign finance rules for elections/ keeps record of all donations to federal campaigns/ 6 member commission
HQ in Langley, VA/Office of Strategic Services was predecessor/focuses on overseas intelligence gathering/involved in many coups/ intel. failure led to Iraq War
mandates all male citizens 18-25 years old register with it within 30 days of 18th birthday/registration necessary to receive FAFSA, Pell Grants, keep driver's license, etc.
created by Nixon executive order in 1970/ responsible for regulation of pollutants/ enforces Clean Water and Clean Air Acts
created by Wagner Act in 1935/responsible for enforcing US labor law for collective bargaining and unfair labor practices/can supervise union leader elections, etc.
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supports research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering/funds approximately 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by colleges
created by Dodd-Frank Act/in response to Great Recession/brainchild of Elizabeth Warren/regulates banks, credit unions, securities, mortgages, credit cards, etc.
coordinates responses to disasters that overwhelm state and local resources/gov of a state must declare state of emergency, ask the President for help/Hurricane Katrina response
conducts the US census every 10 years/ conducts various economic and demographic surveys that help determine allocation of $400 billion in federal aid to states and localities
created by 1933 Banking Act in wake of Great Depression/provides deposit insurance for depositers at US banks/originally insured up to $2,500/ currently insures up to $250k
created by congressional charter in 1933/brainchild of Sen George Norris(NE)/provides navigation,flood control, economic development to TN Valley/covers TN,MS,AL,KY,parts of GA,NC
research library that officially serves the US Congress/largest library in the world/Congressional Research Service/contains research materials in more than 450 languages
created by Truman in 1947/advises the president on foreign policies/VP and State, Defense, and Energy Secs mandatory members/Steve Bannon recently added
created by Eisenhower in 1958/Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions/ space exploration responsibilites
DHS agency/created in 1790 at request of Alex. Hamilton/focuses on maritime safety and security/ world's 12th largest naval force
created by Communications Act of 1934/ regulates interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable/authorized net neutrality in 2015
purpose is to protect investors in the stock market/enforces requirement that public companies submit quarterly, annual reports/ regulates selling of stocks
created in 1921/originally the Bureau of the Budget/reorganized in 1970 by Nixon/produces the President's Budget/measures the quality of agency programs, policies, etc.

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