WHY CAN’T THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS WORK TOGETHER? WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE RESPECT?
Every new President starts out wanting to work well with Congress. This is in his or her interest. If the President alienates members of Congress from the start, they won’t support the President’s legislative initiatives. The President could gain their goodwill by being legislatively less active. This means that the President won’t push for much change, letting Congress determine what has to be changed. But if the President makes this choice, he or she will not end the Presidency with much of a leadership record.
- Congress Versus the President. The Congressional Review Act [Bloomberg]
- Presidential Power vs Congressional Inertia [The New York Times]
- Balance of War Powers: The U.S. President and Congress [CFR Backgrounders]
- Congress Versus the President: The Formulation and Implementation of American Foreign Policy [Foreign Affairs]
- President vs. Congress. No heroes in the fight over a consumer czar [Chicago Tribune]
- Obama, Modern Presidents Are Too Powerful [US News]
- Waging War: Congress vs. the President [Friends Committee on National Legislation]
- Who Controls US Foreign Policy: Congress or the President? [Learning English]
- President Obama vs. the Republican Congress [MSNBC]
- Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress [U.S. Department of State]