PODCAST: Winslow Wheeler on Congressional Oversight

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Winslow Wheeler

Winslow Wheeler, a veteran Capitol Hill staffer, talks about his experiences working to prepare senators for committee hearings, particularly on defense matters. He shares his insights about what proper Congressional oversight is and provides tips for today’s young staffers on how they can be most effective in their roles in providing national security oversight.

“There’s lots of examples in the history of Congress of Senators and Congressmen making a real name for themselves as somebody that the witness had to fear and somebody that if you gave them an answer make sure that you’re not going to hear back from them again. That day and age is gone.”

Show Notes:

Investigations & Oversight, House.gov

The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It

Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament

Winslow Wheeler Biography

Winslow Wheeler’s War

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By: Dan Grazier, Jack Shanahan Military Fellow

Dan Grazier is the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project On Government Oversight

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