The War Powers Resolution is a federal law that states that the president must obtain Congress's approval to commit American forces to combat. The president must notify Congress within 48 hours of deploying forces, and t... More » Government & Politics US Government

The Constitution of the United States grants the power to declare war to Congress. Article I, Section 8 states that "Congress shall have power to ... declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules conc... More »

The War Powers Act of 1941, passed in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, granted the United States government increased power. Specifically, the president was given authority to override certain laws and co... More » History Modern History World War 2

The president cannot declare war without the approval of Congress. As the commander in chief of the armed forces, however, the president has the power to send troops into battle without an official war declaration from C... More »

The term “clean CR” refers to a continuing resolution bill, a type of appropriations legislation passed by Congress, without attached conditions. Continuing resolutions generally maintain the level of government funding ... More » Government & Politics US Government

Five powers delegated to Congress include laying and collecting taxes, declaration of war, to constitute tribunals, to regulate commerce and maintaining of the army, according to Cornell University. Delegated powers are ... More »

Congress has officially declared war 11 times. The first declaration of war was against Britain in 1812 and the most recent was during World War II against Rumania in 1942. More »