Congressional reforms implemented in the years after Nixon’s resignation hold important lessons for the present day.
Latest in congressional oversight
More members of Congress are interested in seats on the House intelligence committee, reflecting a surge in attention toward a body that has recently transformed into a partisan battleground.
The 9/11 Commission’s call to action to update and modernize congressional intelligence oversight is as relevant as ever.
Congress tries to reform itself and streamline oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Maybe this time is the charm.
The Senate has voted down a joint resolution that sought to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. But that doesn’t mean that the joint resolution didn’t serve its intended purpose.
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a joint resolution to compel the Trump administration to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. This deep dive explains how the resolution's procedural context within Congress should shape understanding of the proposal.
Don't shut down the Congressional investigations. They are more important that the Special Counsel inquiry ....
Recent reporting in the Wall Street Journal that President Trump “has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists" is causing a lot of hand-wringing. Should it?
On November 30th, the House passed H.R. 6393, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY'17. While it remains to be seen what if anything ultimately emerges at the end of the process, I'd like to highlight some items in the current bill that I found particularly interesting:
- two involve attempts to give SSCI and HPSCI greater awareness of presidential policy directives and MOUs involving the IC;