Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Use of Executive Orders and Regulation to Enact Policy

The Use of Executive Orders and Regulation to Enact Policy

Former Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY) talked about the reliance on executive orders and regulation to enact policy instead of passing legislation. He discussed how the reduction of legislation has added to the polarization of the country.

Description

Former Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY) talked about the reliance on executive orders and regulation to enact policy instead of passing legislation. He discussed how the reduction of legislation has added to the polarization of the country.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How has the way that we enact policy changed over the last 20 years?
  • According to Mr. Gibson, why is effecting change through debate and legislation preferred?
  • What are the consequences of effecting change through executive orders and regulations? What problems does this cause?
  • How does the process of making laws bring us together as a country?

Additional Resources

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Amendments
  • Compromise
  • Constitution
  • Debate
  • Executive Order
  • Legislation
  • Regulations

Topics

Bureaucracy & RegulationExecutive BranchLegislative Branch

Grades

High SchoolUniversity