Tag: oversight committee

Contempt of Congress / Resolution of Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Contempt of Congress / Resolution of Inquiry (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Contempt of Congress   Issa Lays Out Contempt of Congress Charges for Eric Holder Regarding Fast and Furious(ATF gunwalking scandal, aka Fast and Furious)   Contempt of Congress 1: The power of Congress to punish for contempt is inextricably related to the power of Congress […]

Executive Privilege / Qualified Privilege (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Executive Privilege / Qualified Privilege (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Executive Privilege / Qualified Privilege  

Oversight / Oversight Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Oversight / Oversight Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Oversight / Oversight Committee Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a federal agency or program. Oversight Committee: A congressional committee, or designated subcommittee of a committee, charged with general oversight of one or more federal agencies activities. Usually, the oversight panel for a particular […]

Understanding the Congressional Committee System

Understanding the Congressional Committee System

. . .it is not far from the truth to say that Congress in session is Congress on public exhibition, whilst Congress in its committee rooms is Congress at work. Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government, 1885. Most matters are accomplished by Congress in committees. Each chamber of Congress has committees that are established to perform very […]