The Resource Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees : an overview, Harold C. Relyea, Todd B. Tatelman

Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees : an overview, Harold C. Relyea, Todd B. Tatelman

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Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees : an overview
Title
Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees
Title remainder
an overview
Statement of responsibility
Harold C. Relyea, Todd B. Tatelman
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the beginning of the federal government, Presidents have called upon executive branch officials to provide them with advice regarding matters of policy and administration. While Cabinet members were among the first to play such a role, the creation of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 and the various agencies located within that structure resulted in a large increase in the number and variety of presidential advisers. All senior staff members of the White House Office and the leaders of the various EOP agencies and instrumentalities could be said to serve as advisers to the President. Occasionally, these executive branch official playing a presidential advisory role have been called upon to testify before congressional committees and subcommittees. sometimes, such invited appearances have been prompted by allegations of personal misconduct on the part of the official, but they have also included instances when accountability for policymaking and administrative or managerial actions have instigated the request for testimony. Because such appearances before congressional committees or subcommittees seemingly could result in demands for advice proffered to the President, or the disclosure -- inadvertent or otherwise -- of such advice, there has been resistance, from time to time, by the Chief Executive to allowing such testimony. Congress has a constitutionally rooted right of access to the information it needs to perform its Article I legislative and oversight functions. Generally, a congressional committee with jurisdiction over the subject matter, which is conducting an authorized investigation for legislative or oversight purposes, has a right to information held by the executive branch in the absence of either a valid claim of constitutional privilege by the executive or a statutory provision whereby Congress has limited its constitutional right of information. A congressional committee may request (informally or by a letter from the committee chair, perhaps co-signed by the ranking Member) or demand (pursuant to subpoena) the testimony of a presidential adviser. However, Congress may encounter legal and political problems in attempting to enforce a subpoena to a presidential adviser. Conflicts concerning congressional requests or demands for executive branch testimony or documents often involve extensive negotiations and may be resolved by some form of compromise at to, inter alia, the scope of the testimony or information to be provided to Congress
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Relyea, Harold
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Tatelman, Todd
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL31351
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Political consultants
  • Legislative hearings
  • Executive privilege (Government information)
  • Committees
  • Executive privilege (Government information)
  • Legislative hearings
  • Political consultants
  • Presidents
  • United States
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Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees : an overview, Harold C. Relyea, Todd B. Tatelman
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Publication
Note
  • "Updated April 10, 2007."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 13, 2007)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
30 pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Hein Online
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digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)144402697
  • (OCoLC)ocn144402697
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Presidential advisers' testimony before Congressional committees : an overview, Harold C. Relyea, Todd B. Tatelman
Publication
Note
  • "Updated April 10, 2007."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 13, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
30 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)144402697
  • (OCoLC)ocn144402697
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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