Congressional oversight is the power of the legislative branch to review, monitor and supervise the actions of the federal bureaucracy. This lesson provides an overview of this congressional power and how it is used to as a check on the executive branch. Students will apply their knowledge of congressional oversight to examples of congressional hearings. Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom. Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom.
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- Lesson Plan: Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch