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Congressional Oversight: An Overview

By Walter J. Oleszek

Abstract

This report highlights several reasons for the expansion of the federal government; discuss a few definitions of oversight; spotlight three essential purposes of oversight; comment upon a few oversight laws and rules; review several important oversight techniques; and identify several incentives and disincentives to the conduct of congressional oversight. The report concludes with summary observations

Topics: Congress, Congressional oversight, Congressional-executive relations
Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Year: 2010
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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