Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
February 14, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 24 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 708
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)
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[Page H548] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. DOYLE: H.R. 708. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article 6--Clause 2 All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.