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Controlling The Executive Branch

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Controlling The Executive Branch Congress has some control over the bureaucracy. This started to take shape with the Civil Service Act of 1883 . This Act said that the President cannot walk into bureaucracy and hire and fire anyone he wants. The President only has some power over the top level. These limitations can be seen in the form of mandatory confirmations by the Senate in order to join the bureaucracy. Also, there was the Administrative Procedures Act of -1946 , which governs the way in which administrative agencies of the federal government of the United States may propose and establish regulations . The president could not longer establish the regulations of agencies. Sunshine Amendments -FOIA Freedom of Information Act-You can file a freedom of information request and say “I want all of the documents in which the post-war planning of Iraq is mentioned…” This restricts the president’s ability to make private decisions.
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  • Fall '08
  • ForrestMaltzman
  • President of the United States, United States Congress, President’s agenda, Executive Branch Congress

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