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The Resource Congressional abdication on war and spending, Louis Fisher

Congressional abdication on war and spending, Louis Fisher

Label
Congressional abdication on war and spending
Title
Congressional abdication on war and spending
Statement of responsibility
Louis Fisher
Title variation
Congressional abdication on war & spending
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The balance of powers among the branches of government is the defining structure of American democracy. The Founders assumed each branch would jealously guard its own prerogatives to prevent tyrannical power. Were they wrong?" "For thirty years Fisher has observed, informed, and even influenced Congress from his position in the Congressional Research Service. As a scholar, he has studied and published several important books on the separation of powers. Now, for the first time, he not only summarizes the well-informed observations of a distinguished career but also analyzes the reasons for this congressional failure of will and advocates practical ways to redress the balance." "This book will engage students of the governmental process and help them not only to understand the issues at stake in balance-of-power questions but also to learn how to conduct civic discussion and reasoned argument. In the end, Fisher advocates both a return to constitutional principle on the part of lawmakers and, especially, the education of citizens who will insist that Congress protect those principles."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Louis
Dewey number
328.73/074
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JK305
LC item number
.F53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Joseph V. Hughes, Jr., and Holly O. Hughes series in the presidency and leadership studies
Series volume
no. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and emergency powers
  • Executive power
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Congressional abdication on war and spending, Louis Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Military Initiatives
  • Early Court Decisions
  • Unauthorized Presidential Actions
  • Power of the Purse
  • The President as Fiscal Guardian
  • The Budget and Accounting Act
  • Some Slippage in the 1930s
  • The Mischief of Curtiss-Wright
  • War Powers after World War II
  • International and Regional Bodies
  • The Framers' Design
  • United Nations Charter
  • The NATO Treaty
  • The Korean War
  • Congressional Response
  • The "Great Debate" in 1951
  • Judicial Checks
  • The Academic Community
  • Vietnam: A Wake-up Call
  • Commitment to Southeast Asia
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Lessons from Home
  • The National Commitments Resolution
  • The War Powers Resolution
  • Reagan's Initiatives
  • Troops to Lebanon
  • Invasion of Grenada
  • Air Strikes against Libya
  • Iran-Contra
  • Members Turn to the Courts
  • Military Operations by Bush and Clinton
  • Invasion of Panama
  • Checks and Balances
  • Bush Acts against Iraq
  • Initiatives by Clinton
  • Launching Missiles against Baghdad
  • Combat Operations in Somalia
  • Invasion of Haiti
  • Commitment to Bosnia
  • Air Strikes against the Serbs
  • Ground Troops to Bosnia
  • Funding the Bosnia Commitment
  • War against Yugoslavia
  • War and Spending Prerogatives
  • Afghanistan and the Sudan
  • Continued Action against Iraq
  • Legislative Leaders
  • The Media
  • Spending Powers after World War II
  • Impoundment Battles
  • Executive Claims
  • Congress Retaliates--
  • Impoundment Control Act
  • The Budget Act of 1974
  • Letters of Marque and Reprisal
  • The downside of acing comprehensively
  • Reagan's 1981 initiatives
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
  • Punting to the courts
  • Spending caps
  • Momentum builds for an item veto
  • Inherent item veto
  • GAO's Study
  • Rescission reforms
  • Line Item Veto Act
  • The Law of Nations
  • Floor debate
  • Clinton's item vetoes
  • Punting to the courts
  • Congressional pay
  • Balanced budget amendment
  • Term limits
  • Constitutional Law 101
  • The war power
  • President as "sole organ"
  • The 200 precedents
  • Scholarly Consensus
  • Stopping politics at the waters edge
  • Speaking with one voice
  • "535 Secretaries of State"
  • "If we're in it, win it"
  • Preserving credibility
  • "Doing the right thing"
  • Protecting the troops
  • "We'll consult with congress"
  • Word games
  • The war powers resolution
  • The Record from 1789 to 1945
  • Behaving like a coequal branch
  • Litigating war power issues
  • The spending power
  • Presidential largesse
  • The price of centralization
  • Reduced accountability
  • Relying on committee controls
  • Rediscovering institutional values
Control code
43567428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780890969519
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
00027191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Congressional abdication on war and spending, Louis Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Military Initiatives
  • Early Court Decisions
  • Unauthorized Presidential Actions
  • Power of the Purse
  • The President as Fiscal Guardian
  • The Budget and Accounting Act
  • Some Slippage in the 1930s
  • The Mischief of Curtiss-Wright
  • War Powers after World War II
  • International and Regional Bodies
  • The Framers' Design
  • United Nations Charter
  • The NATO Treaty
  • The Korean War
  • Congressional Response
  • The "Great Debate" in 1951
  • Judicial Checks
  • The Academic Community
  • Vietnam: A Wake-up Call
  • Commitment to Southeast Asia
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Lessons from Home
  • The National Commitments Resolution
  • The War Powers Resolution
  • Reagan's Initiatives
  • Troops to Lebanon
  • Invasion of Grenada
  • Air Strikes against Libya
  • Iran-Contra
  • Members Turn to the Courts
  • Military Operations by Bush and Clinton
  • Invasion of Panama
  • Checks and Balances
  • Bush Acts against Iraq
  • Initiatives by Clinton
  • Launching Missiles against Baghdad
  • Combat Operations in Somalia
  • Invasion of Haiti
  • Commitment to Bosnia
  • Air Strikes against the Serbs
  • Ground Troops to Bosnia
  • Funding the Bosnia Commitment
  • War against Yugoslavia
  • War and Spending Prerogatives
  • Afghanistan and the Sudan
  • Continued Action against Iraq
  • Legislative Leaders
  • The Media
  • Spending Powers after World War II
  • Impoundment Battles
  • Executive Claims
  • Congress Retaliates--
  • Impoundment Control Act
  • The Budget Act of 1974
  • Letters of Marque and Reprisal
  • The downside of acing comprehensively
  • Reagan's 1981 initiatives
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
  • Punting to the courts
  • Spending caps
  • Momentum builds for an item veto
  • Inherent item veto
  • GAO's Study
  • Rescission reforms
  • Line Item Veto Act
  • The Law of Nations
  • Floor debate
  • Clinton's item vetoes
  • Punting to the courts
  • Congressional pay
  • Balanced budget amendment
  • Term limits
  • Constitutional Law 101
  • The war power
  • President as "sole organ"
  • The 200 precedents
  • Scholarly Consensus
  • Stopping politics at the waters edge
  • Speaking with one voice
  • "535 Secretaries of State"
  • "If we're in it, win it"
  • Preserving credibility
  • "Doing the right thing"
  • Protecting the troops
  • "We'll consult with congress"
  • Word games
  • The war powers resolution
  • The Record from 1789 to 1945
  • Behaving like a coequal branch
  • Litigating war power issues
  • The spending power
  • Presidential largesse
  • The price of centralization
  • Reduced accountability
  • Relying on committee controls
  • Rediscovering institutional values
Control code
43567428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780890969519
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
00027191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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