Roles Undertaken by Congress Persons

Role of congress persons
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What exactly is the role of Congress persons?

This article examines the role of Congress.  The Constitution of the United States institutes the prerequisite for Congress, that is, the representatives and senators, yet it misses to stipulate their parts and obligations (Cushman 24). The only guideline is that the members of the House and Senate are required to be there and vote for bills presented before either chamber. Regardless, the part of Congress has been featured as conniving, spreading propaganda, developing coalitions, and natural laws, assailing foes, creating ideas, and appearing during public affairs. Apart from voting necessities, there is no official cluster of anticipations or formal description of what the members of Congress can be emphasized to be doing. Due to the lack of official roles for the members of either house, Congress’s responsibilities have developed throughout the years founded on the expectations of their constituencies.

In the first contemporary times, the role of Congress is perceived to constitute legislation, representation, and constituents’ services and instructional in addition to partisan and electoral undertakings (Cushman 67). During their tenure, Congress persons oversee constituent services within the districts, commute amid the state and Washington, DC, to be involved in committee undertakings, perform examinations, meet up with a home delegation from the community, and participate in meetings with advocates and oversee the functionality of office employees. Further, the Congressperson is tasked with talking on the floor and being present at the different electoral obligations that constitute planning, fundraising, or campaigning for elections.

Official roles of Congress

Due to the lack official definition of the official roles of Congress, the members of Congress, after the election, develop their strategies to undertake their jobs, stipulating their roles which typically constitute numerous functions and responsibilities. The initial task of the Member of Congress is to recognize and coordinate the functions of high priority, after which the Congress person begins to undertake the roles that result from prioritizing. In this light, the Congress individual undertakes some of the duties while delegating others to the Congress staff that performs them on their behalf (Barlow 81). The employee might be undertaking the tasks in the Congress individual’s office or the committee to which the Member of Parliament is assigned. In this regard, the Congress person creates broad strategies to execute their duties and the qualified staff to help them implement the policies. The allocation of responsibilities will be different founded on the partialities and primary concerns of the Member of Parliament in question. However, the tasks undertaken by employees are commonly associated with the exertions of the congressperson.

Numerous academicians of Congress view the Member’s decisions and allocation plans as reliant partly on their objectives (Barlow 78). In this understanding, the parliament members will thus seek three things. These include gaining power in Congress, attaining reelection, and creating excellent public policies. Based on these things pursued by congress individuals, they will have varied approaches to the duties and responsibilities they seek. 

In outline, due to the influence the priorities of tasks to be undertaken by the Member of Parliament has on them and particularly their careers, they accentuate different roles and obligations (Buckley 34). They also emphasize various actions in Washington DC and the offices of the state, recruitment decisions in their offices, and partiality for the assignment in the designated committees. Further, prioritizing what to undertake as a Congress individual also influences the methodology for legislative activities, media connections, partisan concerns, and electoral doings.

Work Cited

Barlow, Haylee. Members of Congress: Qualifications, Duties, and First Day of Office. , 2014. Internet resource.

Buckley, James L. Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People. , 2014. Print.

Cushman, Charles B. An Introduction to the U.s. Congress. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2014. Internet resource.