USAGM’s mandate comes from multiple pieces of legislation. We are accountable to six bipartisan House and Senate committees. As a federal agency, USAGM’s budget request is part of the President’s budget request to the Congress.
Various legislations give USAGM its mandate to supervise all broadcasting activities and to provide strategic management for the Agency.
As part of the Executive Branch, USAGM is subject to Congressional oversight which includes the review, monitoring, and supervision programs, activities, and policy implementation.