Congressional Lawmaking: A Perspective On Secrecy and Transparency

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The objectives of this report are four-fold: first, to outline briefly the historical and inherent tension between secrecy and transparency in the congressional process; second, to review several common and recurring secrecy/transparency issues that emerged again with the 2011 formation of the Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee; third, to identify various lawmaking stages typically imbued with closed door activities; and fourth, to close with several summary observations.

Creator(s): Oleszek, Walter J.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 30, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Oleszek, Walter J.

Senior Specialist in American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 30, 2011
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United States
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The objectives of this report are four-fold: first, to outline briefly the historical and inherent tension between secrecy and transparency in the congressional process; second, to review several common and recurring secrecy/transparency issues that emerged again with the 2011 formation of the Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee; third, to identify various lawmaking stages typically imbued with closed door activities; and fourth, to close with several summary observations.

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19 pages.

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