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Wayne,Edwards. ThePresidentsOffice. Angie. oct7

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The President’s Office Presidential leadership Edwards and Wayne CH. 6 1. Intro o Need for presidential aides and administrative units They have three principle reasons Obtain information on people and policies Maintain linkage to the constituents Ensure their priorities are clear, decisions are implemented and interests are protected Staff can become too distant or too involved May try to promote their own agendas and not follow presidents Overzealous activity by presidential aides can result in Loss of perspective Failure to consider opinions or consult with a range of people Unwise or illegal behavior Good staff support requires telling president what they may not want to hear 2. Organizing Executive Advice o Constitution did not create separate advisory council Framers rejected the idea Fear president might sidestep responsibility for their decisions and actions Use council as foil o For 140 years cabinet functioned as the presidents advisory body for foreign and domestic affairs o 19th century was characterized by strong cabinets and weak presidents o Presidents influence began to increase in the 20th support Ability to shape public opinions and mobilize partisan support i.e. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson o Cabinet meetings became more of a forum for discussion than a mechanism for making policy decision and building support o Cabinet had little to no power Secretaries prefer to meet with president alone rather than a group Afraid others might hear their plans Presidents since Eisenhower have tended to meet with their cabinets less and less often o Inner cabinet consists of department of state, defense, justice, and treasury They have a more collaborative relationship with the president o All department secretaries Advocate for departmental interest Exercise administrative responsibilities
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Have difficulty seeing the presidents perspective and recommending solutions in accord with his needs rather than their department o White House policy councils and task forces are another way that cabinet members become involved in policy making process Invited to join working groups Council meetings 3. The Creation of a Presidential Bureaucracy o Executive Office of the President o Brings presidential perspective to priority policy making, coordination, and implementation o Functions are not exclusively executive Yet the boss is the President o EPO has helped presidents perform central, no delegable tasks, including those involved in their expanding policy making, and policy implementing roles First EPO composed of 5 separate units Included Bureau of the Budget White House Today it consists of 6 councils, 8 offices, 2 board with staff that’s about 1800 people o EOP staff supplemented by other units from the Department of Defense, WH Communications Agency, U.S. Navy, General Serviced Administration< National Park
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