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Does the National Emergencies Act Increase Presidential Power?

Was President Trump granted more authority when he declared a state of emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic? How does the National Emergencies Act regulate presidential declarations? While there are numerous authorities granted to the president during times of crisis, does that authority come directly from the NEA? Or was this 1976 law a Congressional attempt to reign in presidential power? In this episode of No. 86, Professor Lisa Grow Sun explains the history, purpose, and controversy surrounding the National Emergencies Act. https://youtube.com/watch?v=6G7uJ3Ea52U

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