Asked in Government
Why do lawmakers spend so much of their time on casework?
Lawmakers are involved in casework because it serves three important purposes. First casework helps lawmakers get reelected. Lawmakers know that helping voters with problems is part of what they can do for the people in their states or districts. As a result some lawmakers actually search for casework. ...
Asked in US Constitution, Political Office Holders
Why would constituent casework create an advantage for an incumbent during a re-election campaign?
through casework, the incumbent can build visibility and support.
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Why do members of the congress have so much casework?
They don't have casework. Lawyers have casework and so do social workers, but Congressman/woman has legislative work to do. They are on committees, meet with various groups/people, answer phone calls/letters, work on things for their state or district, vote on legislation, read legislation, write laws, and attend functions. ...
Asked in Mosquitoes
Is federal funding for mosquito abatement research is an example of casework?
Federal funding for mosquito abatement research is not an example of casework. It would be an example of earmarks, sometimes referred to as pork barrel spending. ...
Asked in Jobs & Education, Job Training and Career Qualifications, US Constitution, Society and Civilization
What is casework by congress?
Much of the work performed by the large staffs of members of Congress is '''casework.''' Services for constituents such as tracking down a social security check or directing the owner of a small business to the appropriate federal agency. ...
Asked in US Constitution, International Government
A member of Congress helping people in their district with such things as obtaining government benefits is called?
constituent service or casework