COI Resources Topic: General Resources & Overview
Overview of how GAO can support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
Information sheets about GAO’s website and how to connect with GAO.
A FAQ for oversight basics. Developed by Ruth Fleischer, a 20-year veteran of Capitol Hill and now a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Audio: Nuts and Bolts of Conducting Oversight with Alan Slobodin, Chief Investigative Counsel for Oversight and Investigations at the House Energy and Commerce CommitteeJuly 28, 2017
Additional resources on congressional oversight complied by the Congressional Research Service.
Getting answers can be hard. This checklist offers different avenues you can take to get the information you need.
Audio: Nuts and Bolts of Conducting Oversight with Cathy Yu, Staff Director of the House Veterans’ Affairs' Economic Opportunity SubcommitteeJuly 28, 2017
A tip sheet with basic information about what the Congressional Research Service is and what it does.
Kevin Kosar, former analyst and research manager with the Congressional Research Service, gives tips and best practices about working with the CRS. (Running time: 16:33)
A one-page backgrounder on the types of, and legal basis for, Congressional oversight. Developed by Elise Bean, former Staff Director for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.