A compact interstate agreement is an agreement between two or more states of the United States, approved by the respective legislators of those states and, if necessary, approved by the U.S. Congress on the basis of the purpose of the pact. Pacts that get congressional approval will become federal law. Covenants, as treaties between States, affect the rights and obligations of States parties (and their citizens); The U.S. Supreme Court has emphasized that the interests of non-partisan states could be a factor in deciding whether or not to approve Congress. A covenant usually contains provisions relating to its subject matter; the specific conditions relating to the subject matter of the Pact; in some cases, the establishment of an intergovernmental agency to manage the pact or any other management method; sources of funding; and other contractual terms, such as dispute settlement, enforcement, termination of the covenant or withdrawal of a member. Many examples of pacts and intergovernmental authorities set up to manage them are available online. Depending on the extent of the power conferred on the intergovernmental authority agreed in the Covenant, provisions may also be introduced to enable the intergovernmental authority to collect information, make policy recommendations, adopt and enforce external rules applicable to persons or activities within its jurisdiction and adjudicate disputes.  Some covenants also contain provisions that give the Intergovernmental Agency broad complementary power empowering the Agency to consider circumstances not expressly mentioned in the Pact in order to promote their objectives.  “The clear meanings that the Framers attributed to the terms of art.
I, § 10, these meanings were soon lost. In 1833 Mr. Justice Story made no clear distinction between the terms. That`s when Mr. Justice Story had no idea what categorical definitions the Framers gave them, he developed his own theory. Treaties, alliances and confederations, he wrote, generally mean military and political agreements and are forbidden to states. On the other hand, pacts and agreements include only private sovereign rights; as .B. border issues; land interests in the territory of the other; and other internal rules for the mutual comfort and mutual comfort of neighbouring States. .
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