In today's class, we will turn out attention to Presidential Spending Powers. For an overview of the mechanics of Executive powers, see Schick, The Federal Budget: Chapter Ten: Managing Federal Expenditures. In class we will focus our attention of a debate between Professors Stith and Sidak over the power of the purse. We will also dig into the specific example of executive spending during government shutdowns, as explored in Puja Seam & Brad Shron, “Government Shutdowns” (May 4, 2005) (Briefing Paper No. 10), which all class participants should read.