Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 20, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 94 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 5980
(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)
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[Page H3915] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. PETERSON: H.R. 5980. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 (Necessary and Proper Clause) The Congress shall have Power * * * To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.