What is Congressional Power to Stop the War?
The answer shows Congress has the power, indeed the responsibility to address the issue. And, if it wants to stop a war with Iran, it better take action to do so. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) brought together a panel of legal scholars, many with experience in the executive and legislative branches of government, to examine what power Congress has to stop the Iraq War. The hearing demonstrated the constitutional basis for Congress acting to end the war. At the outset he said the purpose was not to discuss the policy pros and cons of Congressional action, but rather to look at the legal issues. What does the Constitution authorize the Congress to do? The Constitution makes Congress a coequal branch of government. It’s time we start acting like it, said Feingold at the outset of the hearing. He accused the president of ignoring the will of the voters expressed on Election Day and therefore it is up to Congress to act. He was jointed by Republican Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), the forme