a department of the U.S. government
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a department of the U.S. government
(Bureau of) Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives: an organization in the U.S. that works to reduce violent crime, collect taxes, and protect the public
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
the fbi in the U.S.
the building in the main city of each U.S. state where government officials meet to make state laws
the Central Intelligence Agency: a U.S. government organization that collects secret political, military, and other information about other countries and protects secret information about the U.S.
Department of Defense: a U.S. government department
Department of Energy: a U.S. government department
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: a U.S. government organization that makes sure people can get jobs without being treated in an unfair way because of their race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or physical condition
the Federal Aviation Administration: the U.S. government organization that is responsible for the safety of airplanes and airports
the Federal Bureau of Investigation: a U.S. government department that deals with serious crimes that affect more than one state
the Food and Drug Administration: a U.S. government department that controls the food and drugs that are allowed to be sold
the Federal Emergency Management Agency: the U.S. government department responsible for planning for and dealing with emergency situations
an informal name for the U.S. State Department, the government department responsible for relations with foreign countries
the U.S. government department responsible for taking care of forests
the Federal Trade Commission: a U.S. government department that makes companies do business in a fair way
the U.S. government department responsible for protecting the U.S. from attacks by terrorists, or the work of this department
the larger and less powerful part of the U.S. congress (=the national legislature in the U.S.)
Housing and Urban Development: a department in the U.S. government that deals mainly with houses for poor people
the Immigration and Naturalization Service: the part of the U.S. government that deals with people from other countries who want to live in the U.S.
between or involving two or more government departments or other agencies
the Internal Revenue Service: the U.S. government department that collects taxes
a government department that is responsible for justice in cases where young people are involved in a crime or legal problem
a U.S. government department responsible for keeping records of sales of public land
the part of government that makes and changes laws. The other parts of government are the executive branch and the judicial branch.
the legislative branch of government
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: a government organization responsible for space research and sending rockets into space
the U.S. government department that advises the president on issues relating to national security
the National Security Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration: a U.S. government department that decides whether the buildings and places where people work, and the equipment and substances they use in their work, are safe
the department of the U.S. government that controls the military, or the building that belongs to this department
the government department in the U.S. that delivers the mail
the Securities and Exchange Commission: a U.S. government organization that deals with financial markets
the U.S. government department responsible for protecting the president, the vice-president, and their families
the more senior part of a legislature that has two parts
the more senior part of the U.S. Congress
relating to the work of a senator
in the U.S., the government department that manages the country’s relations with other countries. The secretary of state is the head of this department.
the United States Department of Agriculture: the U.S. government department responsible for farming laws and farm products
(Department of) Veterans Affairs: a U.S. government department that takes care of people who have served in the military, for example by providing medical or financial help
used for referring to one or both major political parties in the U.S.
someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes