Institutional Relations in Foreign Policy

In terms of formal powers in the realm of foreign policy, ________.

  1. the president is entirely in charge
  2. the president and Congress share power
  3. Congress is entirely in charge
  4. decisions are delegated to experts in the bureaucracy

Why do House members and senators tend to be less active on foreign policy matters than domestic ones?

  1. Foreign policy matters are more technical and difficult.
  2. Legislators do not want to offend certain immigrant groups within their constituency.
  3. Constituents are more directly affected by domestic policy topics than foreign ones.
  4. Legislators themselves are not interested in foreign policy matters.