Congress’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Video of Meeting On: 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… Read More
Congressional Staff: Want to Learn How to Conduct Oversight?
Then grab a free copy of this new edition of When Congress Comes Calling, which was published by the Constitution Project. This manual was written… Read More
Article I Restoration Resolution Introduced
Rep. Warren Davidson, R-OH, introduced the Article One Restoration Resolution on May 17. The legislation, he stated in a “Dear colleague” letter, “would require each relevant authorizing committee to… Read More