What are some U.S. federal government agencies?


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The Federal Communications Commission, the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are among the many U.S. federal government agencies. Some agencies are organized under one of the three branches of government, while others are independent.

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The Federal Communications Commission is an independent government agency responsible for laws and regulations regarding communications. Some of its primary concerns include enabling competition, encouraging investment and managing the communications spectrum. There are five commissioners in charge of the agency, with one serving as the chairman.

The National Park Service is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior under the executive branch. Its primary mission is the preservation of natural resources through the care and administration of national parks. In addition, the agency works with many organizations in the conservation of local history and culture. The director of the agency is a presidential nominee and receives confirmation from the U.S. Senate.

The Federal Highway Administration falls under the U.S. Department of Transportation. It works with state and local governments to ensure the safety and integrity of roadways, bridges, tunnels and other components of the highway infrastructure. The Federal Highway Administration was founded in 1966, and its goal is to ensure the United States has the worldメs best transportation system.

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