Hearing on growing government, diminishing congressional capacity, and strengthening Congress

The Select Committee on the modernization of Congress held a hearing yesterday. The topic was “restoring capacity and equipping Congress to better serve the American people.”

Posted below are the names of the witnesses and copies of written testimony. The topics each expert addressed also are noted.

Rachel Augustine Potter, University of Virginia, on the growing executive branch;

Kevin Kosar, R Street Institute, on diminishing congressional capacity;

Elise Bean, Levin Center at Wayne Law, on improving oversight; and

John Hudak, Brookings Institution, on the appropriations process and earmarks.