Video of Meeting On: Does Congress Have the Capacity It Needs In Foreign Affairs?

The Constitution assigns Congress the power to declare war, fund the military, approve treaties and regulate commerce with other nations. Yet, over the past century presidents have taken the leading role in foreign affairs. Today, the president heads an expanding executive branch security apparatus—one which has found itself mired in controversy many times.

This video carries the presentations given at the April 12, 2017 gathering of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. (The video concludes before the start of the question and answer session with attendees.) The featured speakers were Katherine Kidder (Center for a New American Security), Kurt Couchman (Defense Priorities), and Kevin R. Kosar (R Street Institute).