Week 3 – congressional testimony regarding the impacts of executive


Week 3 – Congressional Testimony Regarding the Impacts of Executive Orders on Public Agencies


Senior executives in the federal government are often called upon to provide congressional testimonies to different committees in the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate depending on the nature of the congressional inquiry. Senior officials within the executive branch of government must stay ready to brief Congress and the American people on all matters within their respective agencies. Briefings are prepared by agency personnel and senior executives are given talking points on major issues and success stories within the agency.

As the senior advisor to the U.S. Attorney General, write a paper that prepares the Attorney General to brief Congress on matters pertaining to the heroin and opioid crises. Be sure your paper addresses the following:

Define the impacts of the heroin and opioid crises on the U.S. population.

Explain actions taken by the U.S. Department of Justice to curtail these challenges.

Identify steps the general public can take to help mitigate some of these challenges.

Critique Justice Department policies and strategies for dealing with these challenges and offer recommendations for improvement.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages.

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Dudley, S. E., & Mannix, B. F. (2018). Improving Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis. Journal of Law & Politics, 34(1), 1–20

Short, J. L. (2018). The trouble with counting: Cutting through the rhetoric of red tape cutting. Minnesota Law Review, 103(1), 93–149

Trend #1: Where Are U.S. Economic Policies Taking The World? (2018). Trends Magazine, (188), 1–9

U.S. Department of Justice https://www.justice.gov/opioidawareness/resources

Warber, A. L., Ouyang, Y., & Waterman, R. W. (2018). Landmark executive orders: Presidential leadership through unilateral action