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Congressional Investigations: Making History and Shaping our Understanding of the American Story
January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In January 2022, the Levin Center will release over a dozen Portraits in Oversight, profiles that describe important congressional investigations and trace the work of key figures in the history of legislative oversight. The Portraits explore congressional oversight from 1792 to the present day, including inquiries into the Civil War, covert CIA operations, Enron, and Watergate and such figures as Representatives John Dingell and Elijah Cummings and Senators Harry Truman and Joe McCarthy. Our panel of historians will explore the role of congressional oversight in our history and how these investigations influenced our understanding of the American story.
This event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, a Congressionally chartered, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol.