Understanding Policy

Policy is how the government manages our public presence in the world, within our nation, and for the people. Each decision made by an elected official ties to a policy position that enacting a particular law or regulation will have a beneficial outcome for the people.

Policy Issues cover many aspects of government responsibilities under these categories:

  • Defense and Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy, Military, Immigration, Trade, Borders
  • Economy: Budget, Spending, Taxes, Monetary Policy
  • Infrastructure: Agriculture, Transportation, Housing, Commerce, Labor, Environment, Energy
  • Services: Health, Education, Veterans, Human Services
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Federal Budget

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The US Federal Budget projects Revenue and plans Spending for up to 10 years at a time.

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Fast Track Authority

At various times, Congress has given the President "Fast Track Authority" for trade agreements.

Proficient
Military Deployment

Military troops can be deployed in many different ways.

Proficient
Hourly Wages

Federal and state laws set various lower limits on what must be paid to workers that work for hourly wages.

Proficient
Quarantine

An order to quarantine an area restricts entry and exit for persons as well as items. The area is "locked down."

Proficient
Monopolies

A company operates as a monopoly if it is the only provider of goods or services in its area and industry.

Proficient
Mergers and Acquisitions

A corporation may negotiate to acquire or merge with another corporation.

Proficient
Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process to reorganize or shut down when an entity has more debt than it can repay through assets and revenues.

Advanced
Money

The Federal Reserve authorizes the US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing to print paper money in various denominations.

Advanced