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Executive Acts: Implements or refers to executive acts by the President.

  • Appointment: Document appointing person to a position or announcement of the appointment.
  • Declaration: Declares existence of a state of affairs warranting particular government action.
  • Determination: Reports to Congress that the President has determined something is the case.
  • Executive Order: Orders certain actions, procedural changes or organizational changes.
  • Nomination: Document nominating person for a position or announcement of the nomination.
  • Notification: Officially notifies Congress certain action has been taken.
  • Proclamation: Proclamation of some occasion or observance.


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