Summary: H.R.2655 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/30/1999)

Separation of Powers Restoration Act - Repeals the War Powers Resolution. Terminates after 90 days all powers and authorities of the President and any other Federal officer or employee or executive agency from a declaration of national emergency.

States that, to the extend that any Act of Congress grants to the President or any other executive officer or employee the power to declare a national emergency, such power is divested to Congress alone.

Directs the President to include with each presidential order a statement of the specific statutory or constitutional authority for such action.

States, with exceptions, that a presidential order neither constitutes nor has the force of law and is limited in application and effect to the executive branch.

Authorizes both Houses of Congress, a Senator or Representative, certain State and local officials, and certain aggrieved persons to bring an action to challenge the validity of any presidential order which exceeds the power granted to the President by the relevant authorizing statute or the Constitution.