This Agreement Serves To Make The President More Accountable To Congress During Times Of War

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On June 17, the day France filed a peace complaint, Senator Pepper (D., Florida) asked Congress to entrust the president with “the full power of war to prepare and defend America.” A repeat of this proposal on August 14 provoked a lengthy Senate debate over the president`s war powers. Senator Connally (D., Tex.) said he had heard many senators speak of “full war power” and pointed out that the Supreme Court had repeatedly ruled “that in time of war, the Constitution means the same thing as in peacetime and that a condition of war does not change any constitutional provision.” .