the power to investigate

the power to investigate - Purpose If there is some...

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The Power to Investigate McGrain v. Daugherty (1927) The power to investigate is the power to gather information How Congress investigates Calls Committees Committees hold hearings Interview witnesses *most people called to testify actually want to testify However, Congress can subpoena witnesses Many who testify are lobbyists Not all “testimony” is spoken, much of it is in the form of writing All findings from Congressional hearings are published Much information today is gathered before and outside of hearings
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Unformatted text preview: Purpose If there is some perceived problem in the United States, hearings are a way for Congress to find out more about the problem and the extent of the problem. Hearings are a way to reach out to reliable sources and find information Provide information for legislation Provide information for executive oversight Provide information for public awareness Limitations Investigations must have a legislative goal The questions must be relevant to that goal...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course PLS 459 taught by Professor Lermack during the Fall '09 term at Bradley.

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