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. 1791
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)
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[Page H2395] By Mr. BILIRAKIS: H.R. 1791. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which grants Congress the power to provide for the common Defense of the United States, and Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution of the United States, which provides Congress the power to make ``all Laws which shall be necessary and proper'' for carrying out the constitutional powers vested in the Government of the United States.