The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering reasserting its role in foreign policy.
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As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
Video and Testimony: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons
Expert witnesses testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the president's authority to use nuclear weapons.
Highlights from the Oct. 30 testimony of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the authorization for the use of military force.
Livestream: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF)
Lawfare livestreamed Monday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF). Secretary of State Tillerson and Defense Secretary Mattis testified.
A brief review of Linda L. Fowler, Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations (Princeton UP 2015).
Linda L. Fowler's recent book, Watchdogs on the Hill, says that Congressional oversight of foreign relations and national security has been in serious decline
Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), respectively the chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have sent a public letter to President Barack Obama urging him to "postpone the vote at the United Nations until after Congress considers this [Iran] agreement." In the view of the senators, proceeding to the United Nations before Congress can weigh in on the deal would be contrary to the president's own statement that "it's important for the American people and Congress to get a full opportunity to review this deal."