On Friday, October 18, 2018, Good Government Now hosted another panel discussion on the topic, “Can a Revised Inherent Contempt Procedure Strengthen Enforcement of House Subpoenas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15th, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-753-2626 Experts to Debate Proposed House Inherent Contempt Enforcement Procedure in Panel Discussion
Good Government Now’s Bill Murphy appeared on The Stacy on the Right Show yesterday to discuss his recent column in The Hill and our recent
On Friday, September 21, 2018, Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group hosted the panel discussion pondering the following: “Can the House Strengthen Civil
Good Government Now is proposing an amendment to the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives to improve compliance with congressional information requests and enforcement of subpoenas of executive branch officials in oversight disputes appropriate for civil enforcement. The rule distinguishes cases involving claims of executive privilege from those that do not and channels only the latter, which are better suited for adjudication in favor of Congress, to civil enforcement in federal court.
The executive branch has obstructed legislative information gathering with increasing frequency and effectiveness for the better part of the last two decades. A distinguished panel of congressional oversight experts will evaluate the merits of Good Government Now Senior Fellow Michael L. Stern’s proposed “Rule on Information Requests and Subpoenas” as a solution to this problem in a luncheon discussion on Friday, 9/21/18.