Which of the following types of government entity is Amtrak an example of?    a. A govenment corporation         b. An Independent Executive Agency         c. A Cabinet Department...

Which of the following types of government entity is Amtrak an example of?

    a. A govenment corporation     
    b. An Independent Executive Agency     
    c. A Cabinet Department     
    d. An Independent Regulatory Commission

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Of the options given here, the correct answer is A.  Amtrak is a corporation that is owned by the United States government.

A government owned corporation is one that is set up and funded by the government.  Although it is set up in this way, it is still run as an independent company.  

None of the other answers here is in any way correct.  Amtrak does not regulate anything.  It does not write rules or implement laws the way executive agencies do.  It is not part of any department in the US government.  Instead, the correct answer is A because Amtrak is a corporation that is owned by the government.

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