This recognition of the preventive scope of executive agreements was an element in the movement for a constitutional amendment in the 1950s, in order to limit the president`s powers in this area, but this movement failed.9FootnotesLations were numerous for the Bricker amendment, but Article 3 of S.J. Res. 1 was typical, as reported by the Senate Justice Committee. 83d Congress, 1st Sess. (1953), which provided that Congress had the power to regulate all executive and other agreements with a foreign power or international organization. All such agreements shall be subject to the restrictions imposed by this Article on the Treaties. Article 2, which provided that a treaty as national law in the United States would enter into force only through laws that would be valid without a treaty.