Divided Congress Shifts Oversight in Opposing Directions
Congressional investigations attorney Christopher Armstrong spoke with Law360 about the outlook for oversight in the 118th Congress. The Republican-controlled House is expected to result in an uptick in oversight of the Biden Administration, while the Democrat-controlled Senate is expected to utilize its subpoena power more frequently as well as increase investigations into larger corporations. Mr. Armstrong said with Congress divided between the two parties, each with different priorities, the list of potential investigatory targets will only grow.
"You get all of the Congressional investigations Democrats want, and all the ones that Republicans want as well," he said. "It ends up in a much broader range of potential targets."
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