New Portrait in Oversight Released

Today, the Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy, with the support of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, released a Portrait in Oversight that describes a congressional investigation that took place 35 years ago into what is now known as the Iran-Contra Affair.

The Iran-Contra Portrait is the latest in a series of profiles developed by the Levin Center of past congressional investigations and key figures in the history of legislative oversight. Together, the portraits explore congressional oversight from 1792 to the modern era, including inquiries into the Civil War, covert CIA operations, Enron, and Watergate and such figures as Representatives John Dingell and Elijah Cummings and Senators Harry Truman and Joe McCarthy. More portraits will be released later this year.