Always, you’re the best, thank you for being here, everyone from everywhere in our beautiful world; the US, Trinidad & Tobago, Nepal, the UK, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, Ukraine, Mexico, Australia, India, and Philippines! 😉
Important questions to ask:
What is the job of the Congress according to the original US Constitution?
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 1
Some people want to add to the jobs of the Congress, which is originally and concisely is to legislate after reviewing and revising the info they have. Some people want to extend the power of the Congress to the extent of abuse!
The Constitution says nothing about congressional investigations and oversight, but the authority to conduct investigations is implied since Congress possesses “all legislative powers.” The Supreme Court determined that the framers intended for Congress to seek out information when crafting or reviewing legislation.