Is Congress Effective in Exercising Legislative Oversight of the Bureaucracy?. Lucy Edgar, Kendall Smith, Drew Wright, Travis Joyce and Brittney Dermo. Congressional Oversight. Congress sets limits on money spent.
Lucy Edgar, Kendall Smith, Drew Wright, Travis Joyce and Brittney Dermo
The Committee on Appropriations is in charge of setting specific expenditures of money by the government.
Congress can use the “power of the purse” which means congress can withhold money from any sector of the bureaucracy.
Congress must approve the President’s budget.
All bills must be introduced and passed by congress. After being introduced, a bill is referred to a committee. The committees review the bill and decide what actions to take. The bill is then read and made amendments to by the congress. Then members debate and vote on the bill. After a bill passes both chambers it is then passed on to the President.
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