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What powers are vested in the Executive Branch?
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Draft and enter into treaties with Senate Ratification

This power requires approval by the Senate, indicating this power demands bipartisanship. This allows for the senate to both advise the President on matters of national interest as well as to check the President's power.

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The president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur" (Article II, section 2). The 2/3s majority requirement indicates that the power is indicated for bipartisan decisions. This is further supported in the Federalist papers; "The operation of treaties as laws, plead strongly for the participation of the whole or a portion of the legislative body in the office of making them."[1]

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