The U.S. government is created in such a way that the power to make decision is not unilateral. As such no single person can become omnipotent. Consequently, the system of government is divided into three branches which are: the judiciary, legislature and the executive. Every branch is endowed with specific functions. This is properly illustrated in endeavors where ideas are transformed into law.
Basically denotes the president, the cabinet as well as the federal agencies and commissions. Usually, the creation of the law begins with the agenda setting. This is commonly done by the president in the state of the union address which is done yearly. At this point the president suggests new ideas to be considered by Congress within that year. The executive is also the branch that implements the law. Enforcement is done through the president as well as numerous executive offices (Shelley, 2003).
Generally entail government operatives which are involved in the drafting, deliberating and passing bills. In the U.S. only Congress writes and passes bills. This is essentially how the law is made. Essentially, Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. government and it mainly consist the House of Representatives and the Senate (Volkomer, 1998).
Subsequently, the Congress members must gain considerable backing for the ideas in a bill as well as make compromises. This ensures that when it comes to the voting most people vote approve contents of the bill. Although the Congress may seem to have the power to pass ideas as a bill, the president can approve the bill by signing it into law. Consequently, the president can veto the Congress by not approving the bill.
This branch is basically is the main branch of government that interprets the constitution and all other law. Once the president assents a bill into law it is then the work of the judicial branch to review law. The judiciary does not however review all laws. Important decisions are however made as a result of a review.
The Supreme Court usually makes the final determination and as such may uphold the law or find it unconstitutional in which case it will be struck down and the process starts again and Congress will have to pass a new bill (Biskupic, 1997). It is important to note that the judicial system has transformed over time due to the swift technological progresses and the increased media presence. Such advances have helped in reforming the management of the courts.
For any government to work properly, as many people and professional organizations such as AHIMA must be involved in the legislative processes to enhance quality services. Voting is however the most basic yet powerful tool that any individual can influence the manner in which the government works. A person’s input through writing, e-mailing, as well as visiting federal officials is an important step towards helping representatives decide how to vote on several issues that affect people and their organizations.
Consequently, every year the Washington Legislature meets to participate in the public decision making process. This process is usually carried out in a bid to reach consensus on various issues affecting the citizenry and the future success of the state. Such process involves cooperation to make decisions which are in the best interest of every person. People choose representatives to carry out the task of determining the kind of policies and laws that best serves their interests. However, the representatives depend on the input from various different sources.
As such, a person has an opportunity to make a proposition with regard to issues affecting their organizations and their personal lives. Organizations usually lobby for a change of law or regulations as a result of complaints from individual persons. Every organization or person’s opinion is usually welcomed by state legislators and even though they receive more technical information from their staff, professional lobbyists as well as state agency personnel much of what is decided hinge on the interests, preferences and views of the electorate (Janda, 1997).
With regard to the foregoing the legislative process is based on an open and positive relationship between the citizens and the elected representatives. A person or organization representative is able to participate in the legislative process by ensuring that they know how the process works, research on an issue before making a proposal, getting to know the state representative and know how to contact the legislature.
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