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July 31, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

Levin Center Releases Video Tutorials on Conducting Oversight



Elise Bean and Zack Schram The Levin Center at Wayne Law released a series of videos on how to conduct Congressional oversight investigations.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 28, 2017

By Peter Tyler

End To Limits Placed On Congressional Oversight?



Sen. Chuck Grassley Senator Grassley received letters from the Administration indicating that the Office of Legal Counsel’s restrictive interpretation regarding federal agencies’ responses to Congressional oversight inquiries may be at an end.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 24, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

One Huge Unanswered Question in Key Surveillance Debate



Surveillance Camera The intelligence community has yet to provide an estimate of US persons whose information have been collected by government surveillance programs. Meanwhile, a key internal government watchdog remains powerless to provide recommendations on the issue.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 18, 2017

By Tim Farnsworth

Congress Has Constitutional Mandate to Investigate



Danielle Brian testifies before Congress Congress and the executive branch are not only capable of conducting concurrent investigations, they have successfully done so in the past.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 16, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

Limits Placed on Congressional Oversight



Judge hammering a gavel A new memo released by the executive branch’s Office of Legal Counsel attempts to establish a more restrictive policy regarding federal agencies responses to Congressional oversight inquiries. POGO, Members of Congress, and others are strongly criticizing this executive overreach.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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