Oversight for political purposes
Congressional oversight capabilities have become weaponized for political purposes by both parties. Supervisory power is most productive when used as a bipartisan tool to keep all elements of our government accountable, and the increased use of “gotcha oversight” and partisan, targeted investigations threatens our democracy. Congress’ ability to perform proper and effective oversight is necessary to ensure an appropriate balance of power in our federal government. The 116th Congress, regardless of the party in majority, must commit itself to fostering a strong, bipartisan environment of dedicated oversight undertaken with integrity.