advice and consent

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a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making

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The meaning of advice and consent is not self-evident, and the
NATO is an alliance within which the seven future members invited at Prague, with the advice and consent of the Senate, will be able to join their colleagues and be welcomed to stand and be heard and not be told to sit and be silent.
The enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1998 to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and the invitations extended at the NATO summit in November, 2002, to seven additional states have raised questions about whether Senate advice and consent is necessary when new states join NATO.
Long-term daily use should only be with a doctor's advice and consent.
He candidly concedes that the appointment process is political in nature but reminds us of the Senate's constitutional responsibility to provide "advice and consent' on the president's nominations.