Capitolworks: Just the Facts...Going to War: Who Really Gets to Decide?
This afternoon the Senate will hold a floor debate on the Udall-Kaine-Merkley-Murphy-Paul-Lee amendment which would require Congressional approval before any military funds could go towards a conflict with Iran. While a seemingly typical procedural event, in actuality, today's debate is instead an atypical event for Congress. In fact, beneath today's debate belies some of the most complex aspects of our government's balance of powers. For this reason, we thought we would use