Video: Congress and national security

The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group's May meeting featured a panel of national security experts who discussed a wide range of vital topics including: Congress' role in national security and foreign policy, past and present; the use of authorizations of military force (AUMF); emerging threats, including issues of cybersecurity, and more. Is Congress up to the job on these critical issues? Does it have the resources? What more can it do? Panelists included: Scott Anderson, Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution; Megan Reiss, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute, and; Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute.

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Please join us at our next Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group meeting on Monday, June 25, where we will discuss how to build a better budget process. A diverse panel will discuss tangible proposals Congress can take to restore congressional power of the purse. Topics will include: the current fiscal state of the U.S.; debt limit and spending caps; principles for a better budget process; authority of Budget Committees; and the value of independent budgetary information. Speakers include Carlos Fuentes, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union, and Lindsay Torrico, United Way Worldwide.

The meeting is from 12-1:15pm in Room 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be provided.

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