My remarks will be the first on the panel to address the problems of legislative history. We have heard two quite illuminating discussions of congressional oversight activities, with which I largely agree philosophically. When one then reaches the questions of why is this happening, and whether anything can be done about it, the issues become more difficult. My remarks address some complications that may arise from the current distaste for legislative history that may make the oversight problem a little bit worse.
Law | Legislation
Stephen Williams, Griffin Bell, L. Gordon Crovitz, Peter L. Strauss & Michael Davidson,
Panel III: Congressional Control of the Administration of Government: Hearings, Investigators, Oversight, and Legislative History,
Wash. U. L. Q.
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