CID Bureaucracy Today Essay Rippe Choose an agency of the federal bureaucracy (here’s a good place to look: www.loc.gov/rr/news/fedgov.html). You will write a short paper (five paragraph minimum) describing the function and activities of this agency. Your paper should answer the following questions: 1. What are the major functions of the agency? 2. What is a current issue/activity this agency is involved in? 3. What relationship does this agency and/or issue have with Congress, the presidency, or the federal courts? 4. What linkage does the agency/issue have with public opinion? Interest groups? Political parties? The media? State/local government? 5. Does it share some of the typical characteristics of a bureaucracy? (red tape, complexity, Peter principle, etc.) Your paper should include a bibliography. Please submit your paper to me online (email or drop box) by Friday, March 31.