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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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U.S. Governmental Organization and Function

The three branches of the government—legislative, executive, and judicial—are responsible for carrying out the governmental powers and functions. Each of the three branches of government has a different primary function. Outlined below is a summary of the primary functions of each of the three branches of the U.S government:

Legislative branch21 The legislative branch is the law-making branch of government, made up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and agencies that support Congress. The primary function of the legislative branch is to enact laws.

Executive branch22 The president is the head of the executive branch of the government, which includes many departments and agencies. The primary ...

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