November 1, 2005  

To Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska., and the Bush administration

For opposing the McCain amendment on the grounds that it limits the executive branch’s ability to fight the war as it sees fit. In fact, the legislation is a proper exercise of congressional oversight — which has been sadly lacking for more than a decade — as well as a clear example of the Constitutional requirement under Article 1, Section 8, for Congress to make “rules for the government and regulation” of the armed forces.