Among the many roles that governments are tasked with executing are conducting studies on various topics and issuing reports and guidelines. As we have just seen with the recently released Mueller Report, this process can be rather controversial. Some government reports are much more dramatic than others, specifically when they are issued after the legislature conducts an investigation into potential wrongdoing. Additionally, these reports can be used to support a better understanding of how the legislative branch carries out its constitutional functions. As the House of Representatives' own website points out, the Constitution does not specifically discuss investigative powers, but the first congressional inquiries started as soon as the Revolutionary War was over!