Video Clip: The National Emergencies Act of 1976


The Brennan Center's National Security Program Director Liza Goitein provided an overview of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 and how it has been implemented. She also spoke about other sources of emergency powers provided to the president.

5 minutes


  • Chief Executive
  • Commander In Chief
  • Concurrent Resolution
  • Discretion
  • Inherent Powers
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • Joint Resolution
  • Legislative Veto
  • National Emergencies Act Of 1976
  • Oversight
  • State Of Emergency
  • Statutory Powers
  • U. S. A. P.a. T. R. I. O. T. Act
  • Veto Proof Majority

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