From Congressional Institute:

According to Kevin Kosar of the R Street Institute, Congress could provide more full-time employees to Legislative Branch agencies like the Congressional Research Service and the Government Accountability Office or to committees without experiencing public backlash as they would if they increased staffing for their personal offices. He also noted that oversight over the Executive can save taxpayer money, since it roots out waste, fraud and abuse, but it requires an investment of resources to do this. Additional resources can be described in terms of providing “better customer service.”

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