Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 3177
(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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           By Mr. McGOVERN:
       H.R. 3177.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       The constitutional authority of Congress to enact this 
     legislation is provided by Article 1 Section 8 of the United 
     States Constitution, Clause 3, which says, ``To regulate 
     Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, 
     and with the Indian Tribes,'' and Clause 18, which says, ``To 
     make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for 
     carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other 
     Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the 
     United States or in any Department or Officer thereof.''