Government bureaucracy is something Americans have long loved to hate. Yet despite this general antipathy, some federal agencies have been wildly successful in cultivating the people’s favor. Take, for instance, the U.S. Forest Service. The agency early on gained a foothold in the public’s esteem when President Theodore Roosevelt championed its conservation policies and Forest Service press releases led to favorable coverage and further goodwill. In Congress vs. the Bureaucracy, political scientist Mordecai Lee explores a century of congressional efforts to prevent government agencies from gaining support for their initiatives by communicating directly with the public.