Relations between Congress and the executive branch have always been an uneasy mixture of mutuality and autonomy, cooperation and conflict. The U.S. Constitution required that the two branches of the federal government work in concert, but it also mandated a separation of powers. Inevitably, this situation has led to a clash of wills and a contest

chapter |7 pages


ByRobert E. Hunter, Wayne L. Berman, John F. Kennedy

chapter 1|23 pages

The System CAN Work: The Trade Act of 1979

ByRichard R. Rivers

chapter 3|43 pages

The Many Faces of Congressional Budgeting

ByAllen Schick

chapter 4|37 pages

The War Powers Resolution: A Continuing Constitutional Struggle

ByFrederick S. Tipson

chapter 5|52 pages

Congress: Defense and the Foreign Policy Process

Edited ByRobert E. Hunter, Wayne L. Berman, John F. Kennedy, Amos A. Jordan

chapter 6|24 pages

Foreign Policy Making on the Hill

ByAlvin Paul Drischler

chapter 7|21 pages

Interest Groups and Lobbying

ByNorman Ornstein

chapter 8|25 pages

Steering Committee Report: Policy Paper on Legislative-Executive Reform

Edited ByRobert E. Hunter, Wayne L. Berman