Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1591
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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           By Mr. CARTER:
       H.R. 1591.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: The 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;