How do Executive Orders affect agency operations?

Julian Pecquet, staff writer, The Hill

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 1:28 pm

A lot of what federal agencies do has its roots in action from Congress. Congress writes the laws and federal employees implement them.

But the President says Congress is moving too slowly. So he’s issued an executive order to change some inner workings at the Food and Drug Administration.

Julian Pecquet, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the Executive Order affects the FDA’s day-to-day business.

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

More broadly, Pecquet discussed how common this latest presidential action is and how it affects what agencies do.