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Analyze and understand the local and national implications of proposed legislation. | Appoint nominees to leadership posts, or approve such appointments. | Confer with colleagues to formulate positions and strategies pertaining to pending issues. | Debate the merits of proposals and bill amendments during floor sessions, following the appropriate rules of procedure. | Develop expertise in subject matters related to committee assignments. | Hear testimony from constituents, representatives of interest groups, board and commission members, and others with an interest in bills or issues under consideration. | Keep abreast of the issues affecting constituents by making personal visits and phone calls, reading local newspapers, and viewing or listening to local broadcasts. | Maintain knowledge of relevant national and international current events. | Make decisions that balance the perspectives of private citizens, public officials, and party leaders. | Negotiate with colleagues or members of other political parties in order to reconcile differing interests, and to create policies and agreements. | Prepare drafts of amendments, government policies, laws, rules, regulations, budgets, programs and procedures. | Read and review concerns of constituents or the general public and determine if governmental action is necessary. | Represent their parties in negotiations with political executives or members of other parties, and when speaking with the media. | Review bills in committee, and make recommendations about their future. | Seek federal funding for local projects and programs. | Serve on commissions, investigative panels, study groups, and committees in order to examine specialized areas and recommend action. | Vote on motions, amendments, and decisions on whether or not to report a bill out from committee to the assembly floor. | Write, prepare, and deliver statements for the Congressional Record. | Alert constituents of government actions and programs by way of newsletters, personal appearances at town meetings, phone calls, and individual meetings. | Attend receptions, dinners, and conferences to meet people, exchange views and information, and develop working relationships. | Conduct "head counts" to help predict the outcome of upcoming votes. | Determine campaign strategies for media advertising, positions on issues, and public appearances. | Encourage and support party candidates for political office. | Establish personal offices in local districts or states, and manage office staff. | Evaluate the structure, efficiency, activities, and performance of government agencies. | Organize and maintain campaign organizations and fundraisers, in order to raise money for election or re-election. | Oversee expense allowances, ensuring that accounts are balanced at the end of each fiscal year. | Promote the industries and products of their electoral districts. | Represent their government at local, national, and international meetings and conferences. | Speak to students to encourage and support the development of future political leaders.
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