How Can Congress’ Power Over of Foreign Be Strengthened?

Congressional Reform By Kevin R. Kosar January 2, 2024

Often it is assumed that the president should direct foreign affairs. he is the “commander-in-chief” and has the authority to receive ambassadors.

But Congress has even more constitutional authority. It alone has the power to declare war, and the Senate must approve treaties. More fundamentally, Congress has all legislative authority, and it can decide whether to have a departments of State and Defense, and their policy goals.

The below report touches upon some ways Congress can reclaim some of its sway over foreign affairs,


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