Molly E. Reynolds

Molly Reynolds is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She studies Congress, with an emphasis on how congressional rules and procedure affect domestic policy outcomes.

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AUMF

A Fast Track to Nowhere: ‘Expedited Procedures’ and the New AUMF Proposal

The new draft AUMF promotes greater transparency and congressional involvement in deciding on the scope of U.S. counterterrorism operations, but it primarily serves to give Congress political leverage. As a legal matter, it leaves the president firmly in control.