Congress has important powers in the areas of foreign policy and national defense. Chief among these are the power to declare war, to create and maintain an army and navy, to make rules governing land and naval forces, such as the draft and registering for selective service, and to regulate foreign commerce. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the President certain powers concerning foreign affairs. Two such powers are the power to appoint diplomatic
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with getting reelected than they were about exercising their power granted to it by the War Powers Act to stop Bush. The President kept sending more troops into the Persian Gulf without the approval of Congress, and long after his 60 and 90 days were up. The war might have occurred at the wrong time, but when things need to be done, Congress should be accomplishing them. The members should put the country first, not their careers.