Congress holds the power to declare war. The president is the commander in chief and can react to emergency situations as long as he notifies congress within 48 hours. He can command troops for up to 60 days before congress must vote to declare war. By removing this power and giving it to congress, we subject our national security to a fickle and indecisive branch of our government. The balance of power would be too one sided. Regardless of the sitting president and your opinion of him, you must consider the long term effects of a law like this one. Please vote nay.