Full Committee Hearing

Article One: Strengthening Congressional Oversight Capacity

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 Time: 09:00 AM Location: Cannon House Office Building 210


Elise Bean, J.D., is the Washington Director of the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School. She has worked for U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), including 15 years at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI). Appointed his PSI staff director and chief counsel in 2003, she handled investigations, hearings, and legislation on such matters as money laundering, corporate misconduct, corruption, and tax abuse. She now works on strengthening legislative capabilities at the federal, state, local, and international levels to conduct investigations and oversight at the Levin Center at Wayne Law.




Josh Chafetz, J.D./Ph.D., is a professor at Georgetown University Law School. Prior to his current position, he spent twelve years on the faculty at Cornell Law School. His second book, “Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers,” explores how Congress uses the various tools at its disposal during conflicts with other branches of government. He is also author of “Democracy’s Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions.”




Anne Tindall, J.D., is Counsel at Protect Democracy where she leads a team to secure accountability for abuses of power and counter anti-democratic activity at the federal and state level. Prior to joining Protect Democracy, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has also served as Counsel to the Chair/Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce under the leadership of Representative Henry Waxman.




A transcript of the hearing can be found here.