Come to the May, 23 Meeting of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group
Does Congress Have the Capacity it Needs to Conduct Oversight?
Envisioned by the founders as the “first” branch of government, Congress has the responsibility of overseeing and managing the other two arms of our constitutional system. And yet, as the executive branch has grown in power and prestige, Congress has increasingly lost its authority.
What resources does Congress currently employ when overseeing federal agencies? Which current resources are well-used; which are under-utilized? What additional tools and resources does Congress need to engage in truly effective oversight?
Come join us as we discuss these questions. Lunch will be provided.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 12:30PM—30 MINUTE LATER THAN THE STANDARD LEG BRANCH MEETING START TIME.***