This is an important aspect of the state of emergency declaration. The issue is not the powers afforded under the declaration, it's the lack of accountability for the nature of an emergency. There needs to be, for all states of emergency, time-gated reviews on the status of the emergency and the effectiveness of the actions to solve the crises. This would have been exceptionally pivotal to the Katrina disaster and other crises that were not handled in the best way possible. More importantly, it will offer Congress a way to **check and balance** the president's usage of this very powerful tool. The president needs the ability to mobilize his 3000 troops and the ability to react immediately/severely to emergencies, but there can, easily, be a way for Congress to "church up" the president's actions when they've been sloppy or unwarranted. Setting up some kind of review board, 30 or 60 days(or any other arbitrary length of time believed to be enough to get the ball rolling in crises), subsequent the emergency declaration; should not inhibit his ability to act swiftly when it matters. This is very important. DO NOT neuter a necessary presidential power because it was set-up wrong (or with no accountability) -- fix the damn problem.