Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 711
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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           By Ms. FOXX:
       H.R. 711.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Because the legislation would change the formula for 
     government contracts on federal-aid highway and public 
     construction transportation projects, it is authorized under 
     clause 1 of section 8 of article 1 of the Constitution which 
     states ``[t]he Congress shall have Power to lay and collect 
     Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and 
     provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the 
     United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be 
     uniform throughout the United States.''