Recent CRS Reports – June 2023

“Equal Protection: Strict Scrutiny of Racial Classifications,” CRS Report In Focus IF12391, June 30, 2023 (5-page PDF) “Discretionary Spending Caps in the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023,” CRS Insights IN12168, June 28, 2023 (5-page PDF) “Accommodation and Contempt of Congress: Two Oversight Case Studies,” CRS Insight IN12184, June 26, 2023 (5-page PDF) “The Eighteenth Amendment … Read more

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President of the United States / State of the Union (

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms President of the United States / State of the Union  

War Power and Military Establishment Clauses – Article I Section 8, Clauses 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the Constitution

The United States Constitution The War and Military Establishment Clauses are among Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clauses 11, 12, 13, and 14:     Obama’s Unprecedented War Powers Claims     (Clause 11 – War power) [The Congress shall have Power] To declare War, … Read more

“Fast-Track Procedures” (

Fast-Track Procedures: Procedures that circumvent or speed up all or part of the legislative process. Some rule-making statutes prescribe expedited procedures for certain measures, such as trade agreements.   The Politician Behind California High Speed Rail Now Says It’s ‘Almost a Crime’   Also see Chapter 3.A. Introduction; Chapter 7.A. Introduction; Chapter 7.L. Other Fast-Track … Read more