How congressional oversight can help address climate change

Read the full story at the Climate Law Blog.

Most people think of Congress as a legislative body. That’s of course understandable. But our experience has taught us that oversight can be as important as legislation. Simply by holding hearings, asking questions, and releasing information, Congress can have a major impact on national policy. In fact, oversight can be particularly influential in periods of divided government. When the new Congress convenes in January, oversight may be one of the best ways for a more progressive House of Representatives to advance its agenda – including advancing environmental and public health protections and taking action on climate change.

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