Testimony of Soren Dayton Before the House Modernization Committee: How to Re-Empower Congress

On Mar. 25, 2021, Protect Democracy’s Soren Dayton testified before the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on how to re-empower the legislative branch.

His remarks focused on two questions concerning congressional oversight authority: Does Congress have enough information, from the Executive Branch in particular? And what powers does Congress have to coerce behavior to provide that information?

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Soren Dayton

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Soren Dayton leads several institutional reform efforts across Protect Democracy.

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Current United States Authoritarian Threat Index score: 2.1/5 Significant Threat

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  • Executive Constraints 1.5/5 • Low Threat