Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the… read more

After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of Congress. Topics included legal mandates, investigation of activities, separation of powers, definitions of ideal congressional oversight, National Security Council wiretapping, and restoring credibility. Some speakers criticized the “breakdown of oversight” and the “imperial presidency.” After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.

The event was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Lilly, Scott Senior Fellow Center for American Progress
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  • Oleszek, Walter J. Senior Specialist Congressional Research Service->American Government
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194342-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 25, 2006

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  • Sep 18, 2006 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 22, 2006 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2006 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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