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Other Independent Federal Agencies and Commissions

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   Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
   American Battle Monuments Commission
   Appalachian Regional Commission
   Central Intelligence Agency
   Commission of Fine Arts
"The Commission of Fine Arts was established by Congress in 1910 as an independent agency to advise the Federal and District of Columbia governments on matters of art and architecture that affect the appearance of the nation's capital. The Commission's primary role is to advise on proposed public building projects, but it also reviews private buildings adjacent to public buildings and grounds of major importance.... The Commission also advises the United States Mint on the design of coins and medals, the American Battle Monuments Commission on the design of war memorials and is responsible generally for advising on questions of art when so requested by the President or Committees of Congress."
   eFannieMae.com (Fannie Mae)
"eFannieMae.com is Fannie Mae's Web site for our partners in the mortgage lending and servicing community. Here, users -- including single-family and multifamily lenders, servicers, mortgage brokers, attorneys, mortgage insurers, software vendors, and real estate and housing professionals -- can access the information and tools that they need to do business with us, or that can assist them in doing their business more efficiently."
   Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)
   Fannie Mae
   Farm Credit Administration
   Federal Election Commission
   Federal Labor Relations Authority
"An independent agency responsible for administering the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million Federal employees world-wide."
   Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
   Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
   Federal Reserve System
   Marine Mammal Commission
   National Aeronautics and Space Administration
   National Capitol Planning Commission
"The National Capital Planning Commission provides overall planning guidance for federal land and buildings in the National Capital Region, which includes the District of Columbia; Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia."
   National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
   National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Also known as the 9-11 Commission. After releasing its final report on July 22, 2004 and releasing staff monographs and statements, the Commission closed on August 21, 2004.
   National Credit Union Administration
   National Transportation Safety Board
"The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent U.S. Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents."
   Nuclear Regulatory Commission
   Peace Corps
   Postal Rate Commission
An independent regulatory agency, separate from the Postal Service," that reviews Postal Service requests for new domestic mail rates, fees and mail classifications. It then makes recommendations to the Governors of the Postal Service after reviewing the request in public proceedings."
   Selective Service System
"The mission of the Selective Service System is: to provide manpower to the armed forces in an emergency; and to run an Alternative Service Program for men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft."
   Trade and Development Agency
   U.S. Agency for International Development
   U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
   U.S. Election Assistance Commission
"Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). [T]he Commission serves as a national clearinghouse and resource for information and review of procedures with respect to the administration of Federal elections."
   U.S. International Trade Commission
   U.S. Office of Special Counsel
"The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. Our basic authorities come from three federal statutes, the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and the Hatch Act.

OSC's primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing."

   U.S. Postal Service
   U.S. Sentencing Commission

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