Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Should Congress Have to Approve Every Federal Regulation? A Debate

Andrew Rudalevige (AR): Kevin, you recently wrote a piece in Politico called “Six ways to curb a runaway presidency.” This dovetails nicely with a chapter I wrote for an upcoming volume on “The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution.” We share a concern about the shift of authority from the legislative branch to the executive branch — some of it taken by presidents, but much of it handed over by Congress. And we agree on various tools lawmakers could use to strengthen their hand in relation to the executive branch — for instance, making sure lawmakers have the expertise and resources they need to conduct meaningful oversight….(Read more at the Washington Post)

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