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How Senate Procedure Makes Things Harder (and maybe, sometimes, better?)

This session will focus on the power of Senate floor procedure — those rules enshrined in law and the constitution as well as quirks of the process that are based on informal precedents. In particular, we will examine how Senate process affects foreign and national security policy. The Congress has the constitutional authority to declare war, ratify treaties and oversee and appropriate for foreign policy. All of these powers are eroding in practice. Part of that story is about the hurdles Senate procedure puts in front of legislative action.
This discussion is hosted by the SNF Agora Institute and the International Studies Leadership Council (ISLC).