Congressional control over the Secret Service

In studying the Federal Bureaucracy, one of the key aspects to explore is control – control by both the President and by Congress. This excellent article attempts a recent attempt by Congress to assert some control over the Secret Service, forcing out four top officials.

It is also a useful example of Ccongressional committees undertaking their investigative function – in this case the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. While the usual criticism of such committee action is that they are reactive and of little value, in this case at least it seems to have had a tangible impact.