Oversight in the 116th Congress: What History Tells Us about Effective Investigation

Join us for an insider’s view of how Congress can conduct effective oversight investigations.

The Roosevelt Institute and Demos are pleased to welcome Elise Bean, a 30-year Senate investigator and author of Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse, to take us behind the scenes on the oversight challenges facing the new Congress.

Drawing on her work with Senator Carl Levin to tackle banking misconduct, offshore tax dodging, and the 2008 financial crisis, Elise will explore the lessons learned for effective congressional investigations — and what that means for Congress’s work ahead.

Event Details
 Tuesday, January 29, 2019

 Wine & snacks available at 5:30 PM
 Discussion begins promptly at 6:00 PM
 Concluding at 7:00 P.M. (including Q&A)

Roosevelt Institute
570 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
 New York, NY 10022

For nearly 30 years, Elise Bean worked for U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) as a Congressional investigator, including 15 years at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI). Appointed his PSI staff director and chief counsel in 2003, Ms. Bean handled investigations, hearings, and legislation on such matters as money laundering, tax abuse, corruption, and corporate misconduct. After Sen. Levin retired, Ms. Bean joined a nonprofit established in his honor, the Levin Center at Wayne Law, to promote bipartisan, fact-based oversight. In August 2018, she published Financial Exposure.

Originally published at Roosevelt Institute.