Crossing Party Lines

  • Elise J. Bean


This chapter takes a break from Levin-led investigations to recount how Senator Levin supported PSI investigations led by his Republican colleagues, Senators Susan Collins, Norm Coleman, Tom Coburn, and John McCain. Featured Republican-led inquiries examine sweepstakes abuses; corruption of a United Nations Oil-for-Food program; North Korea’s misuse of a United Nations Development Program; federal programs to collect taxes from tax-delinquent federal contractors; Social Security disability fraud; and malware associated with Internet advertising. The chapter describes PSI procedures, mechanisms, and standards used to foster cross-party cooperation, bipartisan fact-finding, and joint hearings and reports. It also describes informal actions taken by the Levin staff to build bipartisan ties, including social activities and investigative team photographs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elise J. Bean
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  1. 1.Levin Center at Wayne LawWayne State University Law SchoolDetroitUSA

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