Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1762
(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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           By Mr. THORNBERRY:
       H.R. 1762.
       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, Imports 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;
       Article I, Section 9, Clause 7: No Money shall be drawn 
     from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made 
     by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts 
     and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from 
     time to time.
       Article I, Section 5, Clause 2: Each House may determine 
     the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for 
     disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, 
     expel a Member.