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One year and one war later: still no vote from Congress onmilitary action

Hendrickson, Ryan C. (2015) One year and one war later: still no vote from Congress onmilitary action. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Aug 2015). Website.

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It has now been more than a year since the US began military action against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Since the war began, President Obama has repeatedly requested that Congress give the authority for the action, but Congress has made little progress in that direction. Ryan C. Hendrickson places most of the blame for Congressional inaction on the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. He argues that Boehner’s lack of desire for a vote is expanding the president’s war powers – powers that, constitutionally, Congress should be exercising much more oversight of.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:26

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