Is public affairs only applicable to the public sector?
Public affairs, generally, focuses on the public sector of our market economy. Public affairs usually focuses on how public policy affects, not only the population, but businesses, unions and other groups as well. Elected officials also have to focus on public affairs to make sure that their reputation is strong in the probable chance they run for reelection.
Why do we have a bicameral legislator?
Our federal legislator is composed of a House of Representatives and Senate. The House of Representatives is composed of 435 members that come from Congressional Districts from every corner of the country. The Senate is composed of 100 members. Each state is granted two Senate seats for their representation. The purpose of having two houses of Congress is to further our system of checks and balances. Both chambers have the job of creating public policy that works for the populations that they represent. The Senate has some legislative power that the House does not, and vice versa.
Who creates public policy and why does it matter?
Public policy embodies all laws, rules and regulations that create a civilized society. Public policy decides the rules that we follow while driving, the classes that students take in school, helps protect the environment, and everything in between. Public policy is created by law makers in the legislature. Adults, in the United States, vote for someone to represent them to help make public policy. People who make public policy range from local government to federal government. From city council members to US Senators, we must be careful as to who we choose as our representatives. Public policy is very important because it dictates how we function as a society.