With the election of the 116th Congress there are many interesting aspects of the intersection between the Executive and Legislative branches to consider. Perhaps there is no topic more volatile or intriguing than how the new Congress will interact with the Executive in the realm of oversight.
What does the Constitution and the track record of prior Congresses tell us about the coming months and how should both Branches respond? For both Democrats and Republicans, what is the role of the majority and minority parties when Congress conducts oversight? How should the executive branch respond to congressional oversight and what impact, if any, should changing political tides have?
Steve Castor, Chief Investigative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Prof. John C. Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Moderator: Amanda Neely, General Counsel for Senator Rob Portman, and Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Introduction: Nathan Kaczmarek, Director, Ariticle I Initiative, The Federalist Society