As Congress considers various reforms, including the Power of the Purse Act, both historical and contemporary context is useful.
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On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact will hold a joint hearing on creating a framework for a rules-based order in space.
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the crisis in Myanmar.
An examination of Section 1260H of the NDAA for fiscal year 2021 and its implications for U.S.-China relations.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on reasserting Congress's power of the purse.
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. policy to Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will hold a hearing on how social media platforms' design choices shape our discourse and our minds. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Monika Bickert, the vice president for content policy at Facebook; Lauren Culbertson, the head of U.S.
Tuesday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing previewed some problems that might emerge as a result of withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Although Congress was not represented in President Kennedy’s close group of decision-makers during the Cuban missile crisis, the sentiment expressed by the legislative branch heavily influenced decision-making on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the confrontation.
The newly introduced bipartisan legislation would constitute the most significant improvement in the transparency of international agreements since the enactment of the Case Act in 1972.