The power of declaring emergencies could be left to the executive or completely take away from them; perhaps, the Senate should be made to confirm any national emergency the President declares, in the same way that the Congress must confirm any troops the President puts on the ground within 90 days or they will be withdrawn. This would seem to be a fair compromise that would allow the executive to maintain his authority while ensuring some oversight so that future administrations don't declare erroneous or superfluous emergencies. Indeed, the Congress can be a partisan institution, however maintaining this check would be beneficial to the country. More severely, perhaps the Congress as a whole or the Senate alone should have the authority to declare a national emergency. The Senate is the smaller and typically more deliberative of the chambers and therefore would have a better chance at declaring fewer emergencies than an executive might. As has been noted, there are in fact numerous national emergencies in effect now, and yet these emergencies would seem to hardly amount to their title given the length of their effect. This shouldn't be about what one administration did over another, however; it should be about how we seek to move forward and ensure that best practices are being kept by our government.