A new development involving the Congressional Review Act

November 8, 2017
P.L. 104-121, sec. 801-808 , the Congressional Review Act by Jarrett Dieterle Over the past year, a debate has broken out in the regulatory reform community over how to properly… Read More

Congress uses the Congressional Review Act to abolish another regulation

October 31, 2017
During the early months of the Trump administration, Congress and the president made unprecedented use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations. The CRA, which was enacted in… Read More

New Resource: Oversight.gov

October 5, 2017
“Oversight.gov is a publicly accessible, searchable website containing the latest public reports from Federal Inspectors General who are members of the Council of the Inspectors General on… Read More

Congress’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

September 20, 2017
By Matt Glassman Lamenting the underperformance of Congress has a long history in American public life. Nineteenth century cartoonists portrayed Congress in terms familiar to modern observers: dysfunctional, corrupt,… Read More

ICYMI: How Great Is Congress’ Investigative Authority?

August 14, 2017
David Frulla writes in The Hill: “Congress’ power and authority to oversee the executive branch’s execution of laws date back to 1792 when then-Rep. James Madison led the… Read More

ICYMI: How One Senator Helped His Colleagues Get Answers from the Executive Branch

August 10, 2017
Source: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/ Charles S. Cook writes at Government Executive: “The White House is no longer rigidly defending a Justice Department opinion that the Trump administration was using to instruct agencies… Read More

Short Video Series On How to Conduct Oversight

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July 24, 2017
The Levin Center at Wayne State University’s law school has released a series of short videos on how to conduct oversight. Many topics are included, such as “structuring a hearing,”… Read More

Reasserting Congress’ Investigative Authority

July 21, 2017
Mort Rosenberg, who served as an attorney for the Congressional Research Service for 30+ years, has written a short white paper on the immense, and under-utilized, investigative authorities of… Read More

Levin Center Convenes Scholars On Congressional Oversight

June 14, 2017
Source: Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School In an effort to analyze and improve congressional oversight, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School hosted 23 scholars… Read More

Another Major Resource On How To Conduct Oversight

June 4, 2017
Want to learn more about how to conduct oversight? Then have a look at this volume. “The Congressional Research Service (CRS) developed the Congressional Oversight Manual over30 years… Read More