Do you think the members of Congress are fulfilling the job they were elected to do

Do you think the members of Congress are fulfilling the job they were elected to do

 

The actions, or some may say the inactions, of Congress have dominated the news recently. If you are not aware of the current budget and debt ceiling crises, just go to your favorite news source and learn more. Also, last week the presidents of every state run university in Utah signed a document urging Congress to take action on immigration reform because as of yet, nothing has come out of Washington.

Now read the views of Ezra Klein and Lee H. Hamilton in Issue 7 of Taking Sides “Is Congress a Dysfunctional Institution?” Also read the attached articles concerning Congress.
For this essay I want you to answer the question, “Do you think the members of Congress are fulfilling the job they were elected to do?”

demonstrate that you have read and understood the assigned readings. You will do so by utilizing those readings in your essay. Also, feel free to incorporate any outside material. If you do so, please be sure to properly cite that material.