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Congressional Authority over the Bureaucracy

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Evidence of a scandal involving the V.A. (Veterans Affairs) surfaces. It becomes apparent that funds meant to provide health care to veterans are being mismanaged and long waiting lists and backlogged cases result in veterans being denied needed services, including mental health care for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Congress, unaware of these issues, holds a hearing to investigate what has been going on. This is an example of

A

fire alarm oversight.

B

police patrol oversight.

C

a turkey farm.

D

bureaucratic drift.

E

regulatory capture.