Executive – Legislative Branch Relations
Executive – Legislative Branch Relations is designed for anyone who has a need for an in-depth understanding of the myriad forms of interaction between the executive and legislative branches. The course covers the theoretical foundations of the relationship between the branches and focuses specifically on the executive branch role in the lawmaking process, the role of OMB, congressional oversight of government programs, the role of GAO in oversight, how agencies interact with the Hill, and other areas of the relationship between the branches.
Recent topics have included:
- The foundations of the relationship between the agencies and Congress
- The multiple roles of OMB
- Working more effectively with congressional staff: what federal officials can and cannot do
- How congressional committees and GAO conduct oversight and investigations
- Determining congressional intent in legislation
- Congress and the rulemaking process
- IGs, the agencies, and Congress
Individuals who would benefit from an in-depth understanding of the interaction between the executive and legislative branches; who interact with OMB or GAO; are involved in the rule-making process; or interact directly with congressional staff.
Participants should have a firm grasp of contemporary congressional organization and procedures before enrolling in this course. For those who do not, we highly recommend taking one of the Government Affairs Institute’s core courses before taking this course.
Upcoming Course Dates:
February 18 – 19, 2014
June 2 – 3, 2014
Next Course: February 18 - 19, 2014