Legislative oversight of the executive
- Mechanisms that allow the legislative branch to ensure that executive agencies are enforcing the laws according to the intent of the legislature. Also provides a check on the misuse or abuse of executive power.
- Executive; Legislature
- Survey Questions
- Does the legislature have the power to interpellate members of the executive branch, or similarly, is the executive responsible for reporting its activities to the legislature on a regular basis?
- Does the legislature have the power to investigate the activities of the executive branch?