| Chapter 6: Development of
In this chapter you have learned about the relationship between Congress and the president. You also have learned about constitutional powers, particularly the power of Congress to conduct investigations and practice legislative oversight. Oversight is an important responsibility of Congress and an important feature in our government's system of checks and balances. In this activity you will take a closer look at this function of Congress by studying the report of a bipartisan commission that reviewed intelligence activities.
Destination Title: Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community
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Start at the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Commission report page of the Government Printing Office Web site.
- Click on Next on the bottom of the page.
- Scroll down and click on Chapter 14. Accountability and Oversight.
- Browse through the article, taking notes as you go.
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