History Main / HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee

5th Feb '16 1:44:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned under the ''Series/YesMinister'' example, the UK has public inquiries, the UK equivalent. While it's often used for planning large-scale construction like highways, the more notable handle the same duties as the Senate Sub Committees, such as public transport disasters (mostly notably the [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic sinking of the]] ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]'') or outbreaks of E-Coli.
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* As mentioned under the ''Series/YesMinister'' example, the The UK has public inquiries, the UK equivalent. While it's often used for planning large-scale construction like highways, the more notable handle the same duties as the Senate Sub Committees, such as public transport disasters (mostly notably the [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic sinking of the]] ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]'') or outbreaks of E-Coli.
4th Feb '16 6:39:40 PM Willbyr
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->'''Jack Ryan:''' Who authorized this?
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->'''Jack Ryan:''' Who authorized this?

** The prequel, ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', eventually reveals [[spoiler: he was framed for several crimes by The Comedian and killed in battle with the other Watchmen]]
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** The prequel, ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', eventually reveals [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was framed for several crimes by The Comedian and killed in battle with the other Watchmen]]Watchmen.]]
4th Jan '16 1:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* This happened to Rat in a ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' arc when he marketed a "weight loss method" that consisted of climbing into a cardboard box and remaining inside until they lost weight.
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\n* This happened to Rat in a ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' arc when he marketed a "weight loss method" that consisted of climbing into a cardboard box and remaining inside until they lost weight.

10th Dec '15 7:48:49 AM AllenbysEyes
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* ''Hoffa'' dramatizes Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa's testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee, and his feud with Bobby Kennedy in particular.
9th Dec '15 9:17:51 AM AllenbysEyes
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* The ''Series/{{Dilbert}}'' animated series has Dogbert persuading Congress to consolidate all holidays into a single holiday - Dogbert Day.
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* The ''Series/{{Dilbert}}'' animated series has Dogbert persuading Congress to consolidate all holidays into a single holiday - Dogbert Day. It happened in the comic strip a few times too, namely when Dogbert became a Supreme Court nominee.
20th Nov '15 5:46:04 PM Jake
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* Happened to Stanislav Petrov after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Soviet_nuclear_false_alarm_incident infamous near miss with nuclear war in 1983]]. His being relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave is sometimes mistakenly interpreted as his being punished, but in fact the closest he came to that was a semi-formal reprimand for improperly recording the incident in his duty log. (The official reward he was promised by his CO never materialised either, but c'est la vie.)
12th Nov '15 9:13:33 AM Kingault
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* Tony Stark (ComicBook/IronMan) faces a senate committee himself in a 1960s story and the questioning proves so long and arduous that Stark collapses on the stand. When an attending doctor opens Stark's shirt, finds his chestplate/external pacemaker and it is finally exposed to the world that the tycoon is a ''very'' sick man.
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* Tony Stark (ComicBook/IronMan) faces a senate committee himself in a 1960s story and the questioning proves so long and arduous that Stark collapses on the stand. When an attending doctor opens Stark's shirt, he finds his chestplate/external pacemaker and it is finally exposed to the world that the tycoon is a ''very'' sick man.
10th Nov '15 2:12:25 PM margdean56
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* In a Brad Thor novel, [[StrawCharacter a conniving Democratic senator]] tries to get Scot Harvath up before one of these, just so she can humiliate the President and get herself into the Presidency. She nearly succeeds due to her having a affair with a CIA member who gives her all the classififed info. [[spoiler: Fortunately, she gets caught and is forced from office while her little source of info gets a hefty jail sentence.]]
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* In a Brad Thor novel, [[StrawCharacter a conniving Democratic senator]] tries to get Scot Harvath up before one of these, just so she can humiliate the President and get herself into the Presidency. She nearly succeeds due to her having a an affair with a CIA member who gives her all the classififed classified info. [[spoiler: Fortunately, she gets caught and is forced from office while her little source of info gets a hefty jail sentence.]]
10th Nov '15 2:10:55 PM margdean56
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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': Several of the original Minutemen are dragged in front of the ([[TruthInTelevision once-real]]) House Un-American Activities Committee. Hooded Justice refuses to participate and vanished without trace. To the story's modern day (1985) nobody knows who he was.
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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': Several of the original Minutemen are dragged in front of the ([[TruthInTelevision once-real]]) House Un-American Activities Committee. Hooded Justice refuses to participate and vanished vanishes without trace. To the story's modern day (1985) nobody knows who he was.
10th Nov '15 2:08:37 PM margdean56
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The United States Congress is one of the most powerful legislative bodies on the planet. It has an oversight capacity that is quite simply huge and investigates pretty much every aspect of American government policy though a system of permanent and ad-hoc committees. These committees have the power to issue subpoenas and compel relevant officials to testify under oath. While most often rather boring and tedious for most involved at times they've become high political theater with some instances ([[RedScare HUAC]], [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate]]) becoming etched in modern history. Of course the [[WindbagPolitician members of the committee]] have a tendency to act like every last one of these committees is of the '''utmost''' importance. Thus if they are at all connected to the government our heroes can count on having to answer to Congress at some point or another for their actions. While matters such as government corruption, terrorism, or military operations are close to TruthInTelevision, you more likely will see congressional oversight committees dealing with everything from the undead to alien species. Even when not in play directly this trope may affect a work, as the bosses try to avert being hauled in for a hearing by sweet talking some senator or representative. Most often the chair of the committee in question. So this is why you see a senator getting a guided tour of the ElaborateUndergroundBase. Just make sure the [[TruthInTelevision committee's head isn't in bed with a high ranking executive of the company they are meant to be investigating.]] Or otherwise [[CorruptPolitician working with the villains.]] Despite the name trope also covers investigations carried out by other legislatures, real or fictional. For example, the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British Parliament]] has permanent Select Committees that investigate certain areas, including public accounts. Some examples might not even be legislatures, as long as its the nominal governing body with a committee.
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The United States Congress is one of the most powerful legislative bodies on the planet. It has an oversight capacity that is quite simply huge huge, and investigates pretty much every aspect of American government policy though a system of permanent and ad-hoc committees. These committees have the power to issue subpoenas and compel relevant officials to testify under oath. While most often rather boring and tedious for most involved involved, at times they've become high political theater with some instances ([[RedScare HUAC]], [[{{Scandalgate}} Watergate]]) becoming etched in modern history. Of course the [[WindbagPolitician members of the committee]] have a tendency to act like every last one of these committees is of the '''utmost''' importance. Thus if they are at all connected to the government government, our heroes can count on having to answer to Congress at some point or another for their actions. While matters such as government corruption, terrorism, or military operations are close to TruthInTelevision, you more likely will see congressional oversight committees dealing with everything from the undead to alien species. Even when not in play directly this trope may affect a work, as the bosses try to avert being hauled in for a hearing by sweet talking sweet-talking some senator or representative. Most often the chair of the committee in question. So this is why you see a senator getting a guided tour of the ElaborateUndergroundBase. Just make sure the [[TruthInTelevision committee's head isn't in bed with a high ranking executive of the company they are meant to be investigating.]] Or otherwise [[CorruptPolitician working with the villains.]] Despite the name name, this trope also covers investigations carried out by other legislatures, real or fictional. For example, the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British Parliament]] has permanent Select Committees that investigate certain areas, including public accounts. Some examples might not even be legislatures, as long as its the nominal governing body with a committee.
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