For Immediate Release
POGO Provides Oversight Handbook To Congress And Hill Staff To Encourage Increased Oversight
WASHINGTON - Today, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) delivered to every
Member of Congress a copy of its recently published handbook, The Art of Congressional Oversight: A User’s Guide to Doing It Right.
handbook is designed to empower congressional staff to tap into the
U.S. Congress’s numerous oversight powers. The book includes tips and
resources from more than a dozen current and former Hill staffers who
are regarded by their peers to be among the most effective oversight
practitioners from both sides of the aisle.
“This handbook is a
way to address widespread concerns about the quality and quantity of
oversight activities on the Hill,” says Danielle Brian, POGO Executive
Director. “The book contains dozens of practical steps staffers can
take to strengthen their investigations and get more media attention
for their Member’s oversight efforts.”
The handbook emerges
in response to the popularity of our Congressional Oversight Training
Series (COTS), which is a free lunch-time skill-building series of
seminars for Hill staffers.
The handbook is also a treasure
trove of valuable information for students, political scientists, and
the public about how Congress actually operates. While given to
congressional staff and Members at no cost, the handbook can be
purchased from POGO’s website at: http://www.pogo.org/cots/handbook-orders.html
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open and honest federal government.