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"What's In It For Me?": Why Members of Congress Pursue Oversight

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This paper analyzes (1) House members preferences for seats on oversight-focused subcommittees and (2) relationships between the amount of oversight that a subcommittee engages in and various member- and subcommittee-level covariates. These analyses suggest that participation in oversight hearings is a "second-best" activity for many members of Congress, who for various reasons are not able to otherwise influence policy outcomes.

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Abstract: This paper analyzes (1) House members preferences for seats on oversight-focused subcommittees and (2) relationships between the amount of oversight that a subcommittee engages in and various member- and subcommittee-level covariates. These analyses suggest that participation in oversight hearings is a "second-best" activity for many members of Congress, who for various reasons are not able to otherwise influence policy outcomes.

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“What’s In It For Me?” Why Members of Congress Pursue Oversight Brian D. Feinstein† April 2008 Paper prepared for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Asso- ciation Chicago Illinois April 3-6 2008. Thanks to Daniel Carpenter Eleanor Powell Eric Schickler Kenneth Shepsle Keith Smith Charles Stewart and participants at the American Politics Research Workshop at Harvard University for helpful comments. † Ph.D. candidate Department of Government Harvard University. email: bdfeinst@fas.harvard.edu 1 1 Introduction During the past
of Political Science 43:963-973. Talbert Jeffrey Bryan Jones and Frank Baumgartner. 1995. “Nonlegislative Hearings and Policy Change in Congress.” American Journal of Political Science. Weingast Barry. 1992. “Fighting Fire with Fire: Amending Activity and Institutional Change in the Post-Reform House.” In Roger Davidson ed. The Postreform House. 45 Weingast Barry and Mark Moran. 1983. “Bureaucratic Discretion or Congressional Con- trol: Regulatory Policy-making at the FTC.” Journal of Political Economy 91:765-800. Zorn Christopher. 2001. “Generalized Estimating Equation Models for Correlated


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