With the help of POGO and other good government groups, Congressional Quarterly's Brian Friel has put together a decent wish list of investigations for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the key congressional watchdog committee now led by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Friel's column presents two categories of investigations—those that we are likely to see, and those that we need most—but we're optimistic that the divide between these two categories won't be so pronounced. Given the oversight "blueprint" Rep. Issa outlined in September, we expect to see a mix of investigations from both of Friel's categories.
We're curious what our readers think. What areas of government are in need of congressional investigation? What kind of investigations are you hoping for?
Let us know what you think in the comments below, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out our post last week for more analysis on congressional oversight in the wake of the election.
-- Bryan Rahija