Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1758
(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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           By Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN:
       H.R. 1758.
       Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant 
     to the following:
       Article I--The Legislative Branch.
       Section 1: The Legislature:
       All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a 
     Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a 
     Senate and House of Representatives.
       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 Defense and general Welfare of the 
     United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be 
     uniform throughout the United States.
       Clause 18. 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.