New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

We the People: Foreign affairs powers


December 21, 2020

Americans have become accustomed to a steady drumbeat of presidential assertions of sweeping powers in the realm of foreign affairs and national security. They may be surprised to learn, however, that these claims are inconsistent with the constitutional blueprint for foreign relations, which vests the lion’s share of authority in Congress, not the president.

The arrangement for foreign affai...

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