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. 690
(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. LATHAM: H.R. 690. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, section 8 of the United States Constitution (clauses 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18), which grants Congress the power to raise and support an Army; to provide and maintain a Navy; to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces; to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia; and to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the foregoing powers.