National Security Oversight: Congressional Case Studies and Reform Prospects

Policy Forum
September 25, 2017
10:00AM to 11:30AM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Kurt Couchman, Vice President of Public Policy, Defense Priorities; Norman Singleton, President, Campaign for Liberty; Sue Udry, Executive Director, Defending Rights and Dissent; and Daniel Schuman, Policy Director, Demand Progress; moderated by Patrick Eddington, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

With a new president and Congress in place since January 2017, how has the congressional oversight dynamic changed since the Obama administration with respect to America’s 17 intelligence agencies? Has the “Russiagate” episode altered the relationship between the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and their congressional overseers? What are the prospects for domestic surveillance reform? Are the House and Senate Intelligence Committees even properly structured and staffed to perform their jobs in the twenty-first century? Join us in a discussion covering these subjects and more.