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Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Congress.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] John C. Stennis [and] J. William Fulbright.
SeriesRational debate seminars, Rational debate seminars
ContributionsFulbright, J. William 1905-
LC ClassificationsKF4651 .S74
The Physical Object
Pagination139 p.
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17753418M

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  Foreign policy analyses written by CFR fellows and published by the trade presses, academic presses, or the Council on Foreign Relations Press. James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stennis, John C. (John Cornelius), Role of Congress in foreign policy. Washington, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research []. In this Book. In the traditional view of foreign policy making in the United States, the President is considered the primary authority and Congress is seen as playing a subsidiary role. Marie T. Henehan looks at the effects of events in the international system on both the content of foreign policy and what actions Congress takes on foreign by: 9. Congress controls the purse strings, so it has significant influence over all kinds of federal issues --including foreign policy. Most important is the oversight role played by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

on foreign policy; Congress plays at best a subsidiary role. As a result, studying congressional involvement in foreign policy represents "a Ptolemaic view of a. foreign policy issues, Congress passes acts which become the law of the land to be implemented by the executive branch. This two-pronged congressional role in foreign policy decision-making makes the legis-lative body "approximately co-equal with that of the Executive"1 in this regard. However, foreign policy-decisions, such as economic and military. The roles of congress in foreign policy. 1) Declare war: congress has the sole authority to declare war. 2) Appropriate funds for national security activities, raise and organize the armed forces: congress decides how much money they will spend on war or . Only Congress can declare war, and the Senate must approve all treaties and confirm the president's nominees for ambassadorial and cabinet positions. Congress has additional authority through its appropriation and oversight functions. As must all government programs, the operations of foreign policy must be funded.

James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. He shows how the resurgence of congressional activism marks a return to the pattern that was once the norm in American politics. Although the president is the chief foreign policy maker, Congress has a responsibility to be both an informed critic and constructive partner of the president. The ideal established by the founders is neither for one branch to dominate nor for there to be an identity of views between them/5.   The Constitution expressly allocates to Congress a lengthy list of foreign-affairs-related powers, not only to declare war, but also to regulate commerce with Author: Deborah Pearlstein. U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress Congressional Research Service 3 Though often referred to as if it is a fully developed or universally established situation, the liberal international order, like other international orders that preceded it, isFile Size: 1MB.