Current event examples of the investigatory powers of congress?





I'm writing an essay for my government class on the importance of the investigatory powers of congress, but I can't think of any recent examples.Could anyone tell me about a current event where:1) congress gathered info. useful to legislation2) congress oversaw operations of the executive branch3) focused the public's attention on a particular topic4) exposed questionable activities of public officials or private persons5) promoted the interests of some members of CongressThanks, any help is much appreciated :)



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2 Answers to “Current event examples of the investigatory powers of congress?”

  1. coherer says:

    The most recent was the House (of Representatives) Committee on Finances question Fed Chairman Bernanke about monetary policy [external link] …

  2. susurrate says:

    Look up Congressman Charles Rangel.