Assignment 3: BPA and obesity
Congressional Panel Directions
-Find a list of the congressional committees
Google committees in congress.
-Find 5 Committees that in theory would contain members with the appropriated awareness about “To Investigate the Correlation between BPA Chemicals and Obesity among Humans
– Write a short description on the committee’s responsibilities and how it’s related to the correlation Between BPA and obesity.
-Choose 1 congressmen or women that sits each of your committee that have specialized knowledge relevant to the proposed bill ( I will send to you the Bill proposed)
-Make a list of your elected panel that include this to each one of them :
State they represent
House (district they represent or senate)
Party they belong to
The committee they chair or they position within
Education and a little background
Answer this: Do you think this representative is qualified?
-Write a paragraph that will answer the following questions:
Why is it important for policy makers to be knowledgeable about topics that relate to the committee they belong to?
Do you think these people always have the best qualifications for the committee they are appointed?
Do you think politicians can have limited background on a topic yet make relatively informed decisions? How do you think they do that?
Do you think there are an adequate number of representatives with backgrounds in health care in federal office?
Do you believe politicians have the best interest of the people they represent at heart? Do you believe that there is a sufficient number of members in federal office who have experience working in the health care industry?
Do you have faith that politicians have the welfare of the people they claim to represent as their top priority?
What would be the advantage to having more professionally diverse representation?
— How do you think that influences policy and the American people?