Congressional Oversight Manual

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Throughout its history, Congress has engaged in oversight of the executive branch - the review, monitoring, and supervision of the implementation of public policy. The first several Congresses inaugurated such important oversight techniques as special investigations, reporting requirements, resolutions of inquiry, and use of the appropriations process to review executive activity. Contemporary developments, moreover, have increased the legislature's capacity and capabilities to check on and check the Executive. Public laws and congressional rules have measurably enhanced Congress's implied power under the Constitution to conduct oversight.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 19, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Kaiser, Frederick M

Specialist in American National Government

Creator (Author):
Oleszek, Walter J

Senior Specialist in American National Government

Creator (Author):
Tatelman, Todd B.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: May 19, 2011
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United States
Description:

Throughout its history, Congress has engaged in oversight of the executive branch - the review, monitoring, and supervision of the implementation of public policy. The first several Congresses inaugurated such important oversight techniques as special investigations, reporting requirements, resolutions of inquiry, and use of the appropriations process to review executive activity. Contemporary developments, moreover, have increased the legislature's capacity and capabilities to check on and check the Executive. Public laws and congressional rules have measurably enhanced Congress's implied power under the Constitution to conduct oversight.

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166 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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