Judy Seo Period 6
HW #3 Ms. Bines
1. The Federal Government
a. The U.S. Executive
-President: Barack Obama
- First Lady: Michelle Obama
-Vice President: Joe Biden
-Department of State: Secretary John Kerry
-Department of the Treasury: Secretary Jack Lew
-Department of Defense: Secretary Chuck Hagel
-Department of Justice: Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
-Department of the interior: Secretary Sally Jewell
-Department of Agriculture: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack
-Department of Commerce: Secretary Penny Pritzker
-Department of Labor: Secretary Thomas E. Perez
-Department of Health and Human Services: Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
-Department of Housing and Urban Development: Secretary Shaun L.S.
-Department of transportation: Secretary Anthony Foxx
-Department of Energy: Secretary Ernest Moniz
-Department of Education: Secretary Arne Duncan
-Department of Veterans Affairs: Secretary Eric K. Shinseki
-Department of Homeland Security: Acting Secretary Rand Beers
2. The Congress
-Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Democrat
-Charles E. Schumer: Democrat
b. House of Representatives
-Grace Meng, New York’s 6th Congressional District: Democrat
3. The Judiciary
a. Members of the Supreme Court
Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr.: Nominated by President George W. Bush
and took his seat on September 29, 2005.
-Associate Justice Antonin Scalia: Nominated by President Ronald Reagan
and took his sea on September 26, 1986.
-Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy: Nominated by President Ronald
Reagan and took his seat on February 18, 1988
-Associate Justice Clarence Thomas: Nominated by President George H.W.
Bush and took his seat on October 23, 1991
-Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: nominated by President Bill Clinton
and took her seat on August 10, 1993
-Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer: Nominated by President Bill Clinton
and took his seat on August 3, 1994
-Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.: Nominated by President George
W. Bush and took his seat of January 31, 2006
-Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Nominated by President Barack Obama
and took her seat on August 8, 2009
-Associate Justice Elena Kagan: Nominated by President Barack Obama and
took her seat on August 7, 2010
-Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor(retired): Nominated by President
Ronald Reagan and took her seat on September 5 1981 He retired on January 31,
-Associate Justice David H. Souter (retired): Nominated by President George
H.W. Bush and took his seat of October 9, 1990. He retired on June 29, 2009.
- Associate Justice John Paul Stevens (retired): Nominated by President
Gerald Ford and took his seat on December 19, 1975. He retired on June 29, 2010.
1. New York State Government
-The Legislature is the lawmaking branch of state government. It is a bicameral body with
the Senate and the Assembly. In total there are 212 members, who were elected from
districts throughout the state.
-The Executive Brach is headed by the governor, who has the authority to veto legislative
bills, convene the Legislature for special sessions, appoint and/or remove noon-elected sate
officers, and grant reprieves, commutations and pardons.
-The Judicial Branch is empowered to adjudicate.
2. New York State Executive
A. Governor: Andrew Cuomo; Democrat (Since 2011)
B. Lieutenant Governor: Robert Duffy; Democrat (Since 2011)
C. Comptroller: Thomas DiNapoli; Democrat (Since 2007)
D. Attorney General:Eric Schneiderman; Democrat (Since 2011)
3. New York State Legislature
A. New York State District #: 11
B. New York State Senator: Tony Avella; Democrat(Since 2011)
C.New York State Assembly #: 26
D. New York State Assemblyperson: Edward Braunstein; Democrat(Since 2010)