A Job Model for a U. S. Representative
A Job Model for a U. S. Representative and Member of the House arm of Congress
By James A. George, American Political System Columnist
I used pictures or models to simply the understanding and relationships among the various “tasks” of a U. S. Representative. Using a consistent modeling technique in diagramming the federal government and the positions of President, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, Departments, and Agencies, we can clarify how government works.
Refer to the inserted pictures that are models for a U. S. Representative.
A U.S. Representative is an equal partner in “Optimizing return on National Resources.” The President defines plans, programs, and budgets to accomplish this through the various government departments and agencies. Congress, the House of Representatives and Senate collaborate to produce laws and regulations, to establish budgets and appropriations to provide the resources from tax revenues to produce required and desired outcomes. “Outcomes” are expressions of satisfying constituent needs and wishes that begin by U. S. Representatives listening to and surveying constituents.
In today’s political environment, there appears to be a major disconnection between what constituents need and want and what government is providing. Therefore, we need to drill down into how U. S. Representatives process information about constituent needs.
I would like to know if NowPublic readers find this modeling technique useful and easy to understand?