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Government Agencies That Impact the US Economy

A profile of each of the major Federal Government agencies and how they affect the U.S. economy.

Social Security Trust Fund
What is the Social Security Trust Fund?

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The BEA provides some of the most closely watched economic indicators of the U.S. economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the research arm of the Department of Labor.

Census Bureau
The Census Bureau conducts the census of the U.S. population every 10 years.

Commerce Department
The Department of Commerce has many functions that impact the U.S. economy.

Congressional Budget Office
A profile of the Congressional Budget Office, which is Congress’ budgeting agency.

Council of Economic Advisors (CEA)
A profile of how the Council of Economic Advisors helps the President create his economic policy.

Department of Defense
A profile of the Defense Department and how it affects the U.S. economy.

Department of Energy (DOE)
A profile of the Department of Energy.

Department of Labor
The Dept. of Labor works to provide a productive workforce for the U.S. economy.

Energy Information Administration (DOE EIA)
A definition of the Energy Information Agency (DOE EIA), what it does, how it affects the US economy and how it can help you protect your personal finances.

Federal Depost Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
A profile of the FDIC, how the FDIC insurance protects your money, and how it protects the U.S. economy.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (FHLMC)
Freddie Mac is a government-sponsored entity that provides a secondary market for home mortgages.

Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA)
Fannie Mae is now a government owned entity that provides a secondary market for home mortgages.

Federal Open Market Committee
A profile of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and its important role in managing inflation and the US economy.

A description of the HOPE NOW program and how it can help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration promotes trade that helps U.S. companies compete.

Joint Economic Committee
A description of how the Joint Economic Committee serves both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
A profile of the Office of Management and Budget which is the President's budgeting agency

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) guarantees pensions when companies can no longer support them.

Securities and Exchange Commission
A profile of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission

State Department
A description of the U.S. State Department and how it implements foreign policy.

Treasury Department
A profile of the Treasury Department and how it affects the U.S. economy.

U.S. Congress
A description of the U.S. Government's Legislative Branch, the U.S. Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
A profile of the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate
A profile of the U.S. Senate

Timothy Geithner
As Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geithner has a critical governmental position.

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