Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 26, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 59 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 1786
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)
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[Page H2394] By Mr. NEUGEBAUER: H.R. 1786. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: Article I, Section 8, Clause 1. The Congress shall have Power To . . . provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. Article I, Section 8, 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.