Congressional Oversight Without Partisan Battles Focus of Hill Briefing

  • February 7, 2011

On February 7, 2011 the Constitution Project and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) co-hosted a staff briefing in the Capitol Visitors Center entitled Congressional Oversight:  What it Means and How to Make it Work.  The panelists were Mickey Edwards, former Member of Congress (R – OK) and Constitution Project Board Member; Morton Rosenberg, former Specialist in American Law at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and author of the Constitution Project’s congressional handbook When Congress Comes Calling:  A Primer on the Principles, Practices, and Pragmatics of Legislative Inquiry; and Stanley Brand, former General Counsel to the House of Representatives under Speaker Tip O’Neill, Jr.  They provided expert advice on how to conduct oversight that is productive, avoids partisan battles, and furthers Congress’s constitutional obligations.

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