12-16. Constitution expressly permits
Congress to grant legislative powers to the President in declaring war, subject to certain conditions as follows:
A.The emergency powers may be granted by law to the President only in times of war
B.The said powers must be exercised only during a limited period, that is for the duration of the war or other national emergency;
C.The President may declare war in aggression
D.They must be exercised to such restrictions as the Congress may prescribe.
E.The Congress has a jurisdiction in execution of war and its process
F.They must be exercised to carry out a national policy as declared in the law delegating the authority
G.They shall automatically cease upon the next adjournment of Congress unless sooner withdrawn by resolution in view of its opinion that the emergency has ceased.
Congress is granted the sole authority by the constitution to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.