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Congressional Oversight Panel (COP)

The Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) was a bipartisan organization that was created by Congress in 2008.  While the Congressional Oversight Panel ceased operation early in 2011, its entire website, including research and reports , has been officially archived by the Government Printing Office and is available through this link:


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Organizational Chart

This chart shows the relationships among Senate leaders and officers who manage the flow of legislative and administrative business in the Senate.  


History of Senate Committees

Learn about the history of the Senate committee system, and how it has evolved since the Senate created its first permanent committees in 1816.  


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