We Know We Belong to the Land - A Hundred Years of Oklahoma and the Congress
America in Turmoil (part 3)
The jockeying for power between Congress and the executive branch continued, ebbing and flowing according to the party occupying the White House. With the Democrats entrenched in Congress and a swapping of the executive between the parties, the cries of Congress were far louder during the Nixon and Gerald Ford presidencies than during the Kennedy-Johnson period. Congress curtailed the executive branch with passage of the War Powers Act (1973) and the Impoundment Control Act (1974), which reasserted Congress's power over the federal purse.
Rep. Bella Abzug's press release announcing a resolution for censure of President Nixon for not withdrawing troops from Vietnam

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