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Reveley featured in national news story on war powers

President ReveleyCollege of William and Mary Interim President W. Taylor Reveley, III, had a significant part in a national news story Tuesday regarding a proposed overhaul of the process involved when the president and Congress send armed forces into war.

Reveley, who authored a book on the subject and one of the country's top scholars on war powers, served as co-director of the National War Powers Commission. The bipartisan group was formed by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and its co-chairs were former Secretaries of State James A. Baker and Warren Christopher. The commission held a press conference in the nation's capital Tuesday to present its report, which proposes that the War Powers Consultation Act of 2009 to replace the 1973 War Powers Resolution. The document seeks to foster increased dialogue and sharing of responsibility between the U.S. Congress and the executive branch of government.

The press conference ran on C-SPAN and news reports of the commission's work were included in newspapers across the country. Below are links to news stories and reports of the commission's work, including Reveley's role.

Samples of stories include: