//  6/11/17  //  Topic Update

House Democrats pushed for answers to whether the Trump administration has instituted a new policy not to respond to oversight requests from Congress unless they are signed by senior Republicans (The Hill).

Despite Republican majority, Congress still has the tools and some will to oppose President Trump’s policies (Politico).

Thomas Bossert argues for Congressional reauthorization of foreign surveillance as an essential component of national security policy.

Be sure to check out Versus Trump, our in-house podcast here at Take Care! This week we discuss Congress’s role and powers in investigation of the executive.

At Take Care, Leah Litman takes a deep dive into the telling lack of urgency around the national security rationale for the Muslim ban.


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

While the President holds an obligation to ensure faithful execution of the laws, Congress holds sole authority to appropriate resources for that power’s exercise and is therefore not duty-bound to provide resources necessary for the executive branch’s fulfillment of its constitutional functions.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate Judiciary Committee urged the DOJ to expand its oversight of gambling. A bipartisan Cyber Diplomacy Act is a legislative effort to the State Department's "redesign."

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Despite concerning allegations, President Trump maintains support for Roy Moore in Alabama's senate race.