Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored the Guarding Congressional Authority Act. This legislation aims to restore congressional authority during any future national emergency declarations, end the politicization that comes with them, and reform the existing National Emergencies Act. Under the Guarding Congressional Authority Act, a national emergency declared by the executive branch expires in 60 days unless Congress acts to approve the declaration or change the timeline.
“The Guarding Congressional Authority Act restores congressional authority and ends the rampant politicization of national emergency declarations,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “One of the hallmarks of our democracy is a strong system of checks and balances on the executive branch – as a constitutional conservative, I believe strongly that we must fight to ensure it stays that way.”