Additional oversight materials


Congress's Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Josh Chafetz (Yale University Press, 2017)

The Investigator: Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth, Terry Lenzner (Blue Rider Press, Penguin Group, 2013)

The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship In Times of Crisis, Ira Shapiro (Perseus Books Group, 2012)

Congressional Investigations and Oversight: Case Studies and Analysis, Lance Cole and Stanley M. Brand (Carolina Academic Press, 2010)

The Waxman Report:  How Congress Really Works by Congressman Henry Waxman (Twelve, 2009)

Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings, U.S. Sens. William S. Cohen and George J. Mitchell (Penguin Books, 1989) 

The Power to Probe: A Study of Congressional Investigations, James Hamilton (Random House, 1976)

Congress Investigates: A Documented History 1792-1974, editors Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Roger Bruns (Chelsea House, 1975), Volumes 1 to 5.

The Truman Committee: A Study in Congressional Responsibility, Donald H. Riddle (Rutgers University Press, 1964)

Grand Inquest: The Story of Congressional Investigations, Telford Taylor (Ballantine Books, 1961)


U.S. Code, Title 2, The Congress, especially Chapter 6, Congressional and Committee Procedure; Investigations, and Chapter 9D, Office of Senate Legal Counsel


When Congress Comes Calling: A Study on the Principles, Practices, and Pragmatics of Legislative Inquiry, Morton Rosenberg (The Constitution Project, 2017)

The Art of Congressional Oversight:  A User's Guide to Doing It Right by the Project on Government Oversight (Second Edition, 2015)

Congressional Oversight Manual, Congressional Research Service, Alissa M. Dolan, Elaine Halchin, Todd Garvey, Walter J. Oleszek, Wendy Ginsberg, CRS No. 7-5700, RL30240 (Dec. 19, 2014)

Articles and interviews

Investigating the Financial Crisis by Elise J. Bean (2016)

The Legacy of Carl Levin (The American Prospect, Dec. 30, 2014)

Corporate world won't miss Levin (Politico, Sept. 11, 2014)

The Impact of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Federal Policy, 21 Georgia Law Review 17, 21 (Special Issue 1986), Sen. Sam Nunn    

1976: Mike Wallace on Detroit corruption (interview with Carl Levin), ("60 Minutes," CBS, April 18, 1976)

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