But a new memo from the Congressional Research Service considers whether such resolutions are permissible in practice, and concludes: “It would appear that Congress may censure the President through a simple (one chamber) or concurrent (two chamber) resolution, or other non-binding measure, so long as the censure does not carry with it any legal consequence.” See The Constitutionality of Censuring the President, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 12, 2018.
Other new and updated publications from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Threats to National Security Foiled? A Wrap Up of New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 12, 2018
Cybersecurity: Selected Issues for the 115th Congress, March 9, 2018
Defense Primer: U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), CRS In Focus, March 6, 2018
Does Executive Privilege Apply to the Communications of a President-elect?, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 8, 2018
The United Kingdom: Background, Brexit, and Relations with the United States, updated March 12, 2018
Northern Ireland: Current Issues and Ongoing Challenges in the Peace Process, updated March 12, 2018
TPP Countries Sign New CPTPP Agreement without U.S. Participation, CRS Insight, March 9, 2018
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To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.
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The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons and has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987. The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by the staff of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project: Director Hans […]